Blantyre Press Club supports Steve Bombeya

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Blantyre Press Club, a grouping of southern region journalists, took their time and resources and aided, Steve Bombeya known as “Malume” with K200, 000.00 meant for purchase of an artificial leg.

Bombeya (2nd from right) with wife and members of Blantyre Press Club Bombeya (2nd from right) with wife and members of Blantyre Press Club

Malume’s leg was amputated in May 2017 after he was diagnosed with diabetes.

The groping, through its members, managed to raise more than the required K150, 000.00 for the artificial leg purchase and some of the money was used to buy assorted groceries to help Bombeya.

Speaking upon presentation of the money and items, Capital FM’s Rhodes Msonkho who was the chairperson for the raising committee thanked his fellow journalists for coming to aid “malume” so that he can walk again.

“As journalists, we believe in helping people in our profession and beyond. This is why we had put aside the month of January to raise the money so that we can help “malume” get an artificial leg to ease his movements. We are proud that we have managed to make a difference in his life,” said Msonkho.

Msonkho then appealed to other well wishers to help Bombeya whenever they can as his current situation does not enable him to run around and fend for his family.

Receiving the donation, Bombeya thanked the journalists who had paid him a visit together with those that contributed to the cause.

“I cannot thank you enough for this kind gesture. Very soon I will purchase this artificial leg and it is all because of your kind and loving heart. I feel I have a family that cares for me. I must say, there are a lot of things that need monetary assistance and you have eased that burden,” said Bombeya.

He however urged the grouping to get frequent health checks on diseases such as diabetes saying if he had had his condition detected early, he may have been able to save his leg.

Bombeya once worked for National Publications Limited before joining Times Group Media on a part-time basis.

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