Qoki Zindlovukazi, a United Kingdom-based women’s organisation has donated US$800 to Khangelani Nkomo from Cowdray Park in Bulawayo who urgently needs to secure a passport to undergo spinal surgery in South Africa.
The 31-year-old man was run over by a scotch cart in November last year in Matshetsheni village in Gwanda which left him bedridden.
His family then appealed for funds to apply for emergency travelling documents to take him to South Africa for further medical assistance.
His aunt Samkelo Ndlovu confirmed receiving the funds.
She also said the family is going to inquire with local private hospitals to check whether they are going to manage to carry the spinal surgery locally.
“My other sister has gone to check with Mater Dei Hospital whether they will be able to carry out the procedure since we had failed at Mpilo Hospital, they told us they were not able to carry out the procedure,” said Ndlovu.
Meanwhile, Nkomo also expressed gratitude for the donation.
“I am very grateful for the assistance I have received. Ever since I got injured, I had never received any help. May God Bless you.”
“I am really in pain, bedridden, and not able to do anything for myself. I hope now I can be able to go to the hospital and get assistance,” he said.
The founder of Qoki Zindlovukazi Sithule Tshuma said they came to know about Khangelani’s situation through a story published by CITE.
“One of the Qoki ladies sent me the CITE story and I posted it in pour group asking the ladies to donate and we raised US$770,” said Tshuma.
She also hinted that the women’s group will also render more assistance whenever is it needed.
“For now, we will support them with this amount then when we know how much is needed, we will try and help,” she said.
Those willing to assist Nkomo can get in touch with his aunt on 0774 704 273.