Sad update: Two Minors 7and 9-Year-Old Left To Take Care Of Their Bedridden Mother:
In a heartbreaking incident, two minors one aged 7 and another 9 from Ward 13, Masarirambi Village under Chief Nhema in Shurugwi are taking care of their bedridden mother for the past four years.
It is heart-breaking to see the seven-year-old girl bathing her mother. The nine-year-old cannot be involved in the bathing of the mother because he is a boy.
The family is also in need of food. Unki Mine is reported to have sent food hampers a number of times. It is very sad that the mother can not afford their school fees thus the two minors take part in part-time jobs in order to raise their fees.
In a report by Masvingo Mirror, the two kids carry their mother to their toilet. The family is also desperate for a wheelchair for the mother since she can’t walk on her own.
Sithembile Wangai (32) was paralysed in 2016. Her mother was nursing her since then but she passed on last year leaving the burden on the two minors.
“I suffered a stroke in 2016 and I was unable to walk since then. My seven-year-old daughter bathes me and her nine-year-old brother helps to move around including carrying me to the toilet.
“I appeal for a wheelchair and food from well-wishers. I am also appealing for school fees for my kids who do part time jobs to get
what they need,” said Wangai.
Newton Mukunzwe, a youth from Ward 19 who recently visited the family and left them some food appealed for more well-wishers to support the family. “I brought some food but this is just a drop. I am pledging school uniforms and exercise books for the kids. There are other villagers who are also supporting family,” said Mukunzwe.
Well-wishers can contact Wangai on 0774485703
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