Dhewa vows to defy doctor’s advice


Popular Sungura musician Tongai ‘Dhewa’ Moyo has vowed to go ahead with his performance scheduled for Friday despite advice from his doctor to slow down.
Moyo was discharged from St Anne’s Hospital last Friday evening following advanced chemo- therapy and is currently at his Kwekwe home.
Moyo, who is now at the fourth stage of cancer, was admitted on June 30 for medical treatment.
He said he was very much aware the new medication would wear him down in the one and a halfweeks and there were possibilities he would lose his hair (a symptom of the cancer) but that would not stop him from fulfiling his performance schedule.
“My doctors have told me to slow down on performances and that they fear for my health if ever I decide to perform but I know I am strong and will definitely perform at Sports Diner on Friday,” he said.
He said he had performed before after therapy against his doctor’s advice before and the doctor had ended up attending the show just to make sure he was alright.
Moyo said he was feeling way much better and the time he recently spent in hospital made him realise he had a lot of fans and friends because of several phone calls he received from well wishers.
He confidently said he would not let the disease stop him from performing, because he had to entertain his fans and make a living in order to provide for his six children.
He added that he was going to fight the cancer until his last breath.
He said artistes including First Farai and Alick Macheso had shown great concern from the time of his wife’s death early this year.
“We need to sit down as artists and discuss ways in which we can best assist Dhewa in fighting this terrible ailment,” said Sungura artist, Sulumani Chimbetu.
“He needs moral support at this point, artists need to go and visit him individually to boost his morale which is better than sending him material gifts,” said singer, Bob Nyabinde.
Moyo who is determined to go on stage no matter how bad his situation insisted he would not let anyone, including his doctors, stop him.
“I always do what people don’t expect me to do so, come Friday you will see,” said a determined Moyo.