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Damic Security employees appeal for funds to help workmate with cancer

Damic Security Company employees in Bulawayo have launched a fundraising campaign to help a workmate to undergo an emergency prostate cancer scan.

The 45-year-old Themba Sibindi who resides in Waterford was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019.

Prostate cancer is a major cause of death in the country after cervical cancer.

Speaking to CITE, one of the employees, Bethwell Moyo said they are appealing for US$250 to enable Sibindi to undergo a scan which will determine the type of treatment needed.

“At the moment we can’t say how much is needed, we can only refer to US$250 for a scan because the doctors said the next procedure will be determined by the results of the scan,” said Moyo.

He said Sibindi started using a catheter and other tubes around September (2019) to enable him to discharge urine.

Moyo highlighted that the tubes are also an expense as they need to be changed after three to four weeks.

“The procedures that are needed are charged in United States Dollars whilst he gets paid in RTGS, so it becomes difficult for him to raise the funds. The situation is worsened by the fact that his performance at work is deteriorating, at times he can only report twice for duty and on the other days he will not be well,” said Moyo.

“Even his family is affected by his ill-health as he is the breadwinner and the wife is not employed.”

Moyo added, “Maybe the money that will be needed may roughly be around US$2000 or more, but at the moment we are appealing for the urgent one, the US$250 for him to undergo the scan.”

Those willing to assist Sibindi can donate through Ecocash Number- 078 231  0750 or deposit through the bank, First Capital Bank 23261053012 or get in touch with Damic Security Company on +263-9-882100/20.

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