Xaba's Indian trip delayed

HARARE - It is one problem after the other for ailing actress — Pretty Xaba — who urgently needs surgery to heal a cancer related condition.

The former Studio 263 actress, for three weeks, has been battling financial obstacles and just when she thought she had cleared the final hurdle another problem has emerged.

Xaba’s friends and colleagues fundraised for three weeks to try and secure the $10 000 needed for transport and surgery in India where the talented former 263 star is due to be operated on.

They had raised $2 600 before Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder  — Walter Magaya — donated  $18 000 for medical expenses, in a timely gesture.

But as of yesterday — four days after Magaya’s intervention — Xaba was still holed up in Zimbabwe because she had “failed” to secure a device that would provide her with oxygen while aboard the flight to India.

Coordinator of the Let’s Help Pretty Xaba campaign Tawonga Mafundikwa told the Daily News that the unavailability of a device called portable oxygen concentrator has delayed the trip for Xaba who was supposed to leave for India last Saturday.

“We were advised that a patient cannot board a flight without the device. We tried our level best to look for the device in Zimbabwe and we could not find it.

“We were planning to buy it from other countries and it costs about $2 500 but however the airliner had agreed to provide it hence she might leave Harare tonight for India,” said Mafundikwa.

The actress is expected to undergo an emergency surgery at BLK Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.

“Xaba will be accompanied by her niece Nomadili and they will board Emirates Airliner. I am happy that she is in good spirit and is looking forward to India where she is expected to stay for a month or so depending on her condition,” said Mafundikwa. 

The actress will start being attended to by medical practitioners as soon as she arrives in India.

Xaba who played the role of Mai Muwengwa in the local soap Studio 263 was diagnosed of cancer of the esophagus last month.

She  featured in a number of plays and dramas such as I want A Dress, Coliwe, Xola, Everyone’s Child, Studio 263 and Lobola among others.

 

Comments (5)

Hey get well soon Pretty, we want u back on TV , god is going to be with u during the time of surgery.

More Fololo - 13 October 2014

Let there be light in your life Pretty Xaba. Get well soon

tasa - 13 October 2014

“We were advised that a patient cannot board a flight without the device. We tried our level best to look for the device in Zimbabwe and we could not find it. This is sad indeed...but Mr Mafundikwa it is time to get realistic in some of the things you look for in Zimbabwe...Are you aware that the country is importing things like match sticks, buttons, nails, toothpicks, sewing thread an needles simply because there is no industry to talk about? And you spend more than a week looking for such a sophisticated device in Zim? Where did you expect to get it? Magaba? If u are not equal to the task please hand it to someone else stop Pretty's pretty time.

Sad - 14 October 2014

Get well soon.God is always by your side,fear not

General - 14 October 2014

Thanks to prophet Magaya

Hasha - 16 October 2014

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