Plastic surgery for Mt Darwin inferno victim


Sixteen year old Sharon Chirata who suffered serious burns while she was five years will undergo plastic surgery after Impala Car Rentals chipped in to assist.

The car rental company has lived to its promise to foot the medical bill involved in Chirata’s surgical operation.

Chirata is set to undergo surgery on October 15 at a private hospital in Harare.

“After watching her plight on ZTV news, Impala Car Rental then contacted the reporter who had done her story.

“We visited her in Mvurwi Chirata a fortnight ago, and this is the culmination of what we promised,” said Tracy Ngoma who is Impala’s brand and projects manager.
Ngoma said that the company was also assisting Chirata to have a birth certificate so that she can enrol at school.

“Her mother abandoned her when she was young and the father passed on without processing birth documents, so as a company we are assisting her to get proper documents so that she can be enrolled at Alfred Dondo Foundation,” she said.

Chirata’s guardian Sheila Marimo said she was overwhelmed by the assistance coming from Impala Car Rental because the child was abandoned by her mother when she was just a toddler.

“As a family we are grateful to Impala for the assistance. They have lived up to their promise and my wish is to see Sharon living a normal life.

“Impala brought in groceries for the family and we are thankful for that. We are also grateful that they have chipped in to help Sharon with her school fees,” said Marimo.