Joyce Banda visits bed-ridden Tenthani

The bed-ridden, like the poor, are ever with us. This provides for us almost infinite occasions to place our faith into practice.

Every day we hear of news informing us as to who is in need of help and prayers. How do we respond to it? Do we ever offer prayer? Do we ever go see these brothers and sisters? If we don’t, we must begin. If we do, like Vice-President Joyce Banda has, we must continue.

Banda on Wednesday visited BBC correspodent Raphael Tenthani at Lion’s Eyesight in Blantyre.

Accompanied by People’s Party  (PP) Director of Religious Affairs  Rev Malani Mtonga, Banda said he had visited Tenthani after hearing about the Liwonde car accident.

Vice President Banda franked by Rev Mtonga cheering journo Tenthani

“I was saddened to hear about his ordeal and I decided to come and share with him the word of God. It’s in times like these that we need to encourage each other to put our trust and our needs in God’s capable hands,” she said.

Tenthani sustained a cut on his eyes and head injuries in the motor accident last Friday morning in Liwonde.

He said there has been a tremendous improvement since his admission. Tenthani has now been transferred from QECH Ward 5A to Lions Eyesight.

Hospital sources say Tenthani might be discharged Friday.

Tenthani, one of Malawi’s finest journalists, was involved in a car accident in Liwonde and was taken to a Blantyre hospital where he is receiving treatment.

He is a correspondent for the BBC, Associated Press and Pan African News Agency.

His thought-provoking column ‘Muckraking on Sunday with Raphael Tenthani’ appears on Sunday Times newspaper and is reposted on Maravi Post online.

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