Mwayi Kumwenda gives cash to ailing Emma Mzagada: Malawi Queens legend

Malawi’s foreign based netball star Mwayi Kumwenda has donated money amount to K100,000 to  ailing Malawi Queens  legend Emma Mzagada, whose health has  deteriorated to an extent that she can no longer force herself to the hospital.

Ex Malawi Queens top-notch shooter Emma Mzagada is poorly: Lives in a ramshackle her late grandmother left and needs help
Mwawi Kumwenda: Extend helping hand

Mzagada, who has been ill since 2009,  underwent a surgery at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital to remove abnormal swelling on her thigh.

She urged well wishers to support her so that she can go for proper check-up, and thanks to Mway iKumwenda, who has donated the little she had to her.

Kumwenda sent K100,000 to Mzagada through a friend who went to present the money on Monday.

In a telephone interview from Australia, Kumwenda told Nyasa Times, “ I was so shocked when l read a story of how Emma is struggling on Nyasa Times. I shed tears because myself I regard Emma as a legend in this game.”

She said it was sad to see a person who took part in uplifting Malawi Queens struggling even to find money to go to the hospital.

“I believe in sharing the little I have. We cannot just stay while our friend is suffering and my plea to companies and other well-wishers is that let us support Emma because she raised Malawian flag during her playing days,” said Kumwenda.

Last month, Mzagada told Nyasa Times that doctors suspect that she  might have cancer of the leg because she  had a swollen leg since playing days.

However, since the death of  her mother a few years ago, life has been tough to her  because she  cannot afford to go for proper examination and medication.

“All I need now is for well wishers to support me so that I can go for proper check-up. I have 3 kids whom I look after and I can no longer give them the support they deserve since am grounded,” said Mzagada.

Asked if Netball Association of Malawi was informed of her condition, Mzagada said that’s none of her concern because she felt she is one of those to have been used and dumped by them.

“Why should I panic when they (NAM) no longer have the desire to check on former players? It’s unfortunate that we have an association that doesn’t care for  former players. Mind you, during our playing days, we used to play for the love of the country and they (NAM) knows that. Am not bitter with them because I know they have their own priorities too,” said Mzagada.

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.

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7 years ago

Someone publish her account number so that I and many others can deposit something. If 1000 of us deposited K2000 each, we will raise K2 million which is enough to meet her medical operation bill. The account should be managed by a reliable and prominent individual in society.
Thanks Mwai. We always rely on you.

7 years ago

Bwinotu Mwawi, kunotu kwalowa chisimo choti ukangopanga donate cash, anthu akumati ACB ifufuze kufuna kubisa za Chimanga. please do it secretely next. … JOKING, keep it up girl umatiimilira.

7 years ago

These associations are run by people full of shit.How can you only concentrate only on current crop. You forget that the same veterans can also help with their experience in developing such sport. It can be through technical advice and the like. Shame on you NAM. but by this I refer to all sport associations. it looks like you are there just to eat the money. Shameless dogs

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
7 years ago

Siyaboga kakhulu Mwawi for coming to the rescue of your fellow netball prayer Emma Mzagada. You really care with a stout heart. Truelly, she is indeed a legend in Malawi’s netball history. Cancer causes a debelitating pain that ensues once the drug combating it has been neutrilised. NAM will eventually come with something for her so as to shake off its negligent record. This a netball player NAM officials featured heavily in netball games when they need her most. Current players should make it a point that they get insured so that in crisis similar to Emma’s, one should have… Read more »

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