Zhombe accident victim needs urgent assitance

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…leg in a bad shape and need re-examination sooner

Babson Ndlovu

A young man from Zhombe Senkwasi area in Ward 9 under Kraal Head Sitsha is appealing for medical assistance to undergo review on his leg that was injured early this year when he was involved in an accident while at work.

Gift Ncube (20) who is the only survivor from a road accident that claimed eight other co-workers aboard a lorry at work is appealing for financial assistance towards meeting the hooping medical bills.

Narrating his ordeal, Ncube said that like any other young person, he was trying to make ends meet in Harare when tragedy struck fracturing his leg. He and his deceased co-workers were in a lorry that they were using to carry cement from Harare to Bindura when he broke his leg while trying to save his life.

“One day we were ferrying cement to Bindura. All my workmates were asleep. I was the only one awake while the lorry was approaching a bridge. So when the lorry got involved in an accident, l managed to jump out of the lorry but my leg was fractured. I fainted and woke up at the hospital and heard that all my workmates had died in the inferno.

“I got injured in January 2021 and so far my parents have sold two beasts and all the goats in an effort to meet the medical bills. To date my medical bills are around $USD1600.

“I am asking for financial assistance fellow Zimbabweans. My leg is a rotting. I am failing to sleep because the pain is just unbearable. Those willing to assist me may visit me at my village in Zhombe, call me or send EcoCash on 0784846254,” he said.

According to Ncube the doctors informed him that there is need for an operation, while cleaning the leg to examine what is delaying the leg’s healing process. Ncube also told this reporter that he visits Kwekwe General Hospital three times a month and this is costly for his parents.

His mother, Nosizi Ntini says she is now running out of ideas on what to do in order to meet the medical bills of his son.

“Financially things are bad, l am appealing to well-wishers to help us. l have sold my only two beasts and all the goats. I was also hoping to get financial reprieve from my cotton farming output, however, Cottco has let me down,” she appealed.

The Village Head, Mr Joshua Sitsha weighed in by acknowledging the to this dire condition of Ncube.

“I do wish Gift to be well. His parents have tried their best regardless of their economic position to meet the escalating hospital bills. The parents are now nowhere. I am appealing for financial help on behalf of Gift’s family from well-wishers, the business community, religious groups, civic organisations and our politicians. We are now sick as a village. His recovery will heal us too as a community,” he said.

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