South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has come to the aid of Malawi netball legend Emma Mzagada whose health has deteriorated due to bone infection called Osteomyelitis, and has been crying for help from well-wishers.
The billionaire entrepreneur, who is also leader and founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering [ECG], popularly known as Major 1 in his personal capacity moved in to help the netball legend by donating K1 million to ensure she gets best assistance for her illness.
Bushiri’s Communications Director Ephraim Nyondo paid a visit to former Malawi Queens and Thunder Queens (formerly MTL Queens) at her home in Chilomoni township in Blantyre on Monday, where he presented the donation to her on behalf of Major 1.
Speaking to reporters after the donation, Nyondo said Prophet Bushiri felt it was necessary to render support to Mzagada after being touched of her stories in the media.
Nyondo said Bushiri, popularly known as ‘Major 1 is touched with the scale of pain Mzagada is going through.
“He saw the pictures on Nyasa Times and newspapers and also read stories of her pain. As a man of God, he felt making a gesture to demonstrate the love of God,” said Nyondo.
He further said that through the gesture, the Prophet is sending a message to everyone to love one another and pray for one another.
The Prophet added that when God was calling me to serve Him, He taught him to go into the world and do well.
“But more importantly, to go into the world and do good. It is my prayer God uses me to do more good to others.”
Besides the donation, the Prophet has committed to Mzagada in prayers so that she receives her healing and get up from her bed.
“Emma is a netball legend and Prophet Bushiri thought it wise to help with K1 million to settle some of her medical bills,” he said.
In a few words, Mzagada could not hide her joy but hailed Prophet Bushiri for the donation.
“I am grateful to Prophet Bushiri], and finally God has answered my prayers through him. God should bless Papa (Bushiri ) for his kind gesture,” explained Mzagada.
“I read about him and sometimes I see him on TV and I get amazed by the impact he has on people. For him to recognise me is quite pleasing and I am sure I will be healed,” she said.
According to medical experts and examination by Beit Cure International hospital (Malawi), has a severe bone infection- Osteomyelitis- which has damaged her hip bone, leaving her in frail condition.
Mzagada, a mother of three, has been ill since 2009 and her health worsened over the years to an extent that she cannot take care of herself. Her situation got worse after she underwent a surgery at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in March last year to remove abnormal swelling on her thigh.
For 14 years between 1995 and 2009 Mzagada diligently served the Malawi Queens as a top-notch shooter winning numerous individual awards, including the ‘Netball Player of the Year’ accolade six times in a row from 2000.