|Murowa Diamonds to Mujaji’s rescue|
|Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:48|
“I am grateful for what Murowa Diamonds has done for me as they have come in handy considering the expenses that one incurs when preparing for the Olympics. We should be leaving for the Olympics on the August 20 in preparation for the competition that begins eight days later. Murowa Diamonds has lifted a burden but I also still need help with more finances for such items as refreshments which the training requires.
“Hopefully, more sponsors can come through for us as we are also family men and, as long as financial constraints arise, concentration becomes a challenge,” he said.
“I have been training well as I have not experienced any injuries and I hope that remains until competition time. I have no doubt that I am going to London to collect a medal for Zimbabwe,” he added.
“The company runs an extensive community development programme which focuses on education, community health, capacity building and skills transfer, improved food security, business development and economic empowerment. These programmes benefit close to 50 000 people in a footprint covering six wards in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Mujaji’s road to being Zimbabwe’s Paralympic medal hopeful has been bumpy. In 1998, he qualified to compete at the Commonwealth Games
before suffering severe burns in an electrical accident while working for his previous employer. His right arm was amputated, and he remained in a coma for two months.
Zimbabwe’s flag high when he collected gold at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens.
Last year, he had a disappointing outing at the All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, where he could not bring home a medal after emerging fifth in the first heat.