‘Mr Splash’ cuts face in suspected scuffle

MBC television presenter Geoffrey Kapusa aka Mr Splash was in the wee hours of Thursday rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre where he was treated for cuts to his face.

Kapusa, who recently was in the news for declaring his HIV positive status, arrived at the hospital at 12:30 am bleeding profusely in his face.

He left the hospital with a few stitches.

When medical staff at the referral hospital pressed him where he had been beaten up, Kapusa claimed he accidentally rammed his face to a wall at his house because his area was experiencing a power outage

Mr Splash

Mr Splash

A quick check from sources in the township where he lives, Nkolokosa, revealed that the last power outage the area experienced was at midday on Wednesday.

According to one member of the medical team who attended to Kapusa, his wounds were the kind that resulted from beating.

“It may have happened at his house, but it must be fighting, not scratching his face to a wall,” said the staffer.

“It is unbelievable that a mere scratch to one’s face can cause the kind of bleeding that stained even his shirt.

“In fact if it happened at home why would he even not change in a better shirt and even try to clean up some of the blood from his face before coming to the hospital?” wondered the medical staffer.

Kapusa could not be immediately reached for his side of the story.

Since declaring that he is carrying the HIV virus, most organisations are scrambling for him to be used as a role model they think they would use to encourage others to go for VCT and know their status.

The presenter is famed for presenting a musical magazine programme christened “Splash On” on MBCTV.

The incident comes a couple of months after the same hospital treated another MBC journalist for cuts to his face too.

Kapusa has recently been hired by Story Workshop to lead the crusade of realities of HIV and Aids through a radio programme dubbed Lende Nkukankhana a Comic Relief sponsored project.

The programme which Kapusa anchors, airs on Zodiak Radio every Wednesday at 2.30 pm.

The programme advocates for availability of HIV and Aids services, according to producer of the show Mercy Simbi.

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