Staunch Bosso fan gets new wheelchair

Fungai Muderere
It is the thought that counts!

Members of the Makokoba Health Care Initiative (MHCI) on Saturday took it upon themselves to donate a new wheelchair to one Highlanders staunch supporter, Melusi Khumalo, at a function that was held at Bossoa��s clubhouse.

Highlanders players, coaches and members of the executive committee were there to witness MHCIa��s commendable gesture.

A member of MHCI Nestai Moyo, who is also Bossoa��s team manager said they managed to source a number of wheelchairs from their United Kingdom-based friends before they indentified Khumalo and gave one to him.

Seemingly reading from the words of Malcom Bane that go: a�?if you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, youa��ll end up not doing nothing for nobody,a�? Moyo said theirs was work in progress.

a�?MHCI is made up of a group of people who work with different communities with regards to issues to do with health and other related social problems. Through our friends in the United Kingdom we managed to source brand new wheelchairs, and we identified Melusi Khumalo is a person who needed one. We are still working as a group in a bid to support communities one way or the other,a�? said Moyo.

a�?I have seen him (Khumalo) attend Highlandera��s training sessions and matches on his old wheelchair. Ita��s a useable wheelchair but we thought of donating one this past weekend. In my personal capacity, I would like to commend different organisations that have supported communities in different ways. They are doing a sterling job,a�? he added.

Bosso chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede spoke well of MHCI donation saying Khumaloa��s mobility has been improved.

a�?As Highlanders, we recognise and commend such efforts done by MHCI. They saw that one of us needed help. Khumalo is a staunch fan who sometimes goes for our cluba��s training sessions pushing himself. We are happy that MHC1 has seen the need to assist and improve his mobility,a�? said Gumede.

A family from Pumtree also received a new wheelchair for their 14-year-old daughter at the function.