Help Sought from Spirits & Traditional Beer Brewed to Revive ZISCO
ZW News reported that a secretive traditional ceremony was held on 18 June graced by a prominent sangoma, traditional healers of Southern Africa & practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa, for overturning the fortunes of the fallen steel giant, preceded by the brewing of traditional beer at Cactus Dam located on the south western side of Redcliff town in Zimbabwe in a show of desperation that could best explain the magnitude of the appetite to expeditiously resuscitate the perennially defunct Ziscosteel. A source told “The desperation has now reached alarming levels and former employees were summoned to attend the ceremony. Initially, they had decided that the traditional beer be brewed at the Green Dam, near the ZISCO plant but their n’anga, Muponda said a bigger dam was what the spirits had ordered and they ended up settling for Cactus Dam.”
Spiritual leader Muponda reportedly presided over the traditional ceremony as pressure continues to mount on President Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe Government to bring sanity to the steel producing giant.
This is actually not the first time that management has decided to take the spiritual route in order to revival ZISCO. At one time, they visited Chief Ntabeni to brief him over the matter but he warned them against doing so
Once revered as a powerhouse in Africa, Ziscosteel has now become a pale shadow of its former self and efforts to resuscitate the company have continued to hit a brick wall.