One on One with Ward 22 CAT Member

Georgina Mafu

Bulawayo - ZDDT’s news correspondent Mandla Tshuma (MT), recently caught with Georginah Mafu (GM), Community Action Team (CAT) member in Ward 22, immediately after a zone meeting in Nkulumane and had a brief conversation with her. Below are some excerpts from their dialogue.

MT: Good afternoon ma’am. To kick-start our brief talk, may you begin by introducing yourself.

GM: Good day Tshuma. My name is Georginah Mafu and I am a CAT member in Ward 22.

MT: What would you say about today’s zone meeting?

GM: In today’s meeting, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Everything was just well explained, and I felt for sure I was in a productive meeting.

MT: Please, tell me more about that.

GM: There were so many things that I have been against, such as this issue of prepaid water meters, but from the way I have been explained to I am now more than satisfied. I hope this meeting will help us even as we return to discuss more with residents. It means we will see development going forward.

MT: From what you have received from today’s meeting, how important would say these ZDDT Zone Meetings are to you?

GM: These meetings are very important because we meet with councillors for the different places since we will be three wards. As we meet those who come from other wards say out what they have and we also say what we have. We then help one another in solving our problems. If there is something they have, which we might also like to have, we can ask for ideas from them so we can also go forward.

MT: Would you therefore say these meetings are positively impacting on you as a community leader?

GM: So much. These meetings help us so much because there will be so many things that we do not know but through these meetings we end up knowing them. Meeting of different wards is important in that the meeting becomes a platform on which we can share and exchange information.

MT: Thank you for your time.

GM: You are welcome Tshuma.

These meetings are very important because we meet with councillors for the different places since we will be three wards. As we meet those who come from other wards say out what they have and we also say what we have. We then help one another in solving our problems. If they have something new which they have which we might also like to have were can ask for ideas from them so we can also go forward.

These meetings help us so much because there will be so many things that we do not know but through these meetings we end up knowing them.

Servant leadership trainings help us understand that as leaders how we ought to work. You get to know how you ought to relate with the people that you lead.

Meeting of different wards is important in that in that the meeting becomes a platform on which we can share and exchange information.