Malawi’s comedian Eric Mabedi needs K20m for kidney transplant in India: Asks for assistance

Malawi’s comedian  Eric Mabedi is in need of over K20 million to enable him travel to India for a kidney-transplant surgery.

Help please:  Eric Mabedi 

The amount is to cater for his travelling expenses, his guardian, the kidney donor and lodging while in India. It will also cover the cost of the surgery which is estimated at around $14 000 (about K10 million).

Mabedi said doctors at Mwaiwathu Hospital in Blantyre where he has been receiving treatment for the condition for years, have made the recommendation after noting the condition of his kidney which they say can no longer function effectively.

“I have been attending dialysis sessions at the hospital for sometime now. But this intervention was just for interim relief. Now we want to seek a permanent solution for my kidney problem. I have relied on self-injected insulin for years which has weakened my kidneys,” he told the media.

Mabedi’s  deteriorating health has limited his performances of late, his last outing coming as far back as July 6 at the Blantyre Cultural Centre (BCC). He has been battling diabetes since 1994.

This development has prompted a  group of concerned individuals calling themselves Friends of Mabedi, to established a committee to mobilise funds through various initiatives in support of the cause.

Publicity secretary of the group, Higger Mkandawire, said they have taken it upon themselves to help Mabedi after being moved by his present situation being a person who has given so much to the Malawi nation in both educative and entertaining arts.

Mkandawire said: “We are just waiting to receive a go ahead from Mabedi and his doctors at Mwaiwathu who are yet to finalise arrangements with their counterparts in India. As soon as we get that nod we will start our initiative as we have targeted early October to have him leave.”

Mabedi has wowed audiences since he made his breakthrough in theatre in 1984 when he, alongside the late John Nyanga, starred in Kwathu Drama Group’s adaption of Willie Zingani’s novel Madzi Akatayika.

He went on to form a formidable partnership with Nyanga through the years which saw the pair form the popular comic duet of Izeki and Jacob till the death of Nyanga in 2015.

The two went on to break milestones in their artistic journey, some of which are yet to be equalled.

Currently, Mabedi is the  board chairperson for Cosoma after being appointed by President Peter Mutharika.

For all well wishers here are the details of the account where they can contribute something for Mabedi’s assistance.

Eric Mabedi

NBS Bank

Ginnery Corner

Current Account 14336087

 

 

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Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Musicians, choir groups, football teams etc can organize charity events to raise funds to help our brother.

kasim
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kasim

Mabedi is an a national asset and I wouldn’t see the reason why the government can fail to assist him. Whoever is in authority should start the process to assist. The money he wants is just too small for our government which cares about its people

Chipiliro K. Banda
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Chipiliro K. Banda

Such are the real issues that these politicians must come in and help if they really have the welfare of the people at heart. I could not believe watching him asking for assistance on MBS- TV. . . The question i had from the very instance i was watching his asking for the assistance was that if a person known like Mabedi, whose contributions to the nation are undeniable and whose talents can make even the dead smile, are not being given the needed help timely, how would an average man gets help rather than die with his poverty yet… Read more »

Thokozani Anambewe Katumbi
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Thokozani Anambewe Katumbi

Pitani kwa Bushiri basi ndalamayo ndiyochepa

Flora Chawinga
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Flora Chawinga

Get well soon Mr Mabedi, God is able

mandala
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mandala

Get well soon Mabedi in the name of JESUS CHRIST

China
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China

Such a legend.All the best

QueenB
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QueenB

Best of luck to you Mr Mabedi. May God be with you.

Defender of Faith
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don’t get worried Erick God is seeing you Amen

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