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Fuel firm donates $2 000 for journalist medical bills

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KWEKWE — A Harare fuel firm, Drawcard Enterprises, has donated $2 000 towards settling off medical bills incurred by injured journalist Howard Masaninga.

Masaninga, a journalist with the Kwekwe-based Midlands Observer, had his right leg amputated two months ago after being run over by a car which veered off the road and crashed into his house in Mbizo suburb.

He was admitted at Kwekwe General Hospital for more than a month, incurring a medical bill of $6 755. The donation was presented to Masaninga at a brief ceremony at his workplace on Monday.
Drawcard representative Leornard Mutedzi said his firm decided to chip in after fellow journalists launched a fund-raising campaign to assist their colleague.

“We were inspired that some reporters in Chinhoyi arranged a car wash to raise money for Masaninga’s treatment and upkeep,” he said.

“We have invested in Kwekwe and we are simply ploughing back resources.” Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) last month launched a fund-raising campaign for the journalist. Speaking at the launch, Misa-Zimbabwe board chairperson Njabulo Ncube said besides the medical bills, Masaninga also required an artificial limb.

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