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Five-year-old Leon Shumbairerwa Returns Home After Successful Liver Transplant In India

Five-year-old Leon Shumbairerwa Returns Home After Successful Liver Transplant In India

A five-year-old boy, Leon Tadiswa Shumbairerwa who was suffering from a rare liver condition has returned home after undergoing a successful liver transplant operation in India.

Leon’s condition was so dire that the then four-year-old boy had to move around with a 9kg cylinder tank for breathing purposes while the family struggled to raise US$40 000 for an operation in India.

The government paid his medical bills through the Department of Social Welfare.

This Monday Leon landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport accompanied by his mother Nyasha Mhandu and her Uncle George Hwami who donated a piece of his liver for Leon’s operation. His mother said:

It was not an easy journey but we thank God that we are back and the operation was a success. It was a very difficult time for me with two patients in the ICU but I thank God it was a success. And I would like to thank my uncle for coming in to my rescue after his father back tracked in the last minute.

Hwami said:

Donating my liver was a tough decision but It had to be made so that we save my nephew’s life.

Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Kindness Paradza was among the people who welcomed Leon at the Robert Mugabe International Airport. He said:

I am so happy that Leon is now back and fit and the procedure went on very well and I must thank His Excellency the President for paying all the medical bills through the department of social welfare, it shows the president is a caring president.

Leon’s grandmother, Virginia Chinogwenya said she was so happy that her grandchild “and my brother are back and both operations were successful it can only be God.” 

Leon spent three months in the hospital. The surgery was conducted in 17 hours.

More: ZBC News


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29 Comments

Pinga the Great 3 weeks ago

God bless this child and l thank his uncle for the love he showed to all of us and saving Leon may the almighty grant you more blessings and uncounted years


Ini 3 weeks ago

The solution is simple:JUST BUILD HOSPITALS AND MANTAIN THE EXISTING ONES.CAN THIS DONATION THING SAVE EVERYONE FROM SUCH HEALTH COMPLICATIONS???WILL ED HELP EVERYONE OUT???


td 3 weeks ago

mwari ngaakudzwe


ccc 3 weeks ago

haa baba vacho idanda chairo


lite 3 weeks ago

*If Zanu is not for Mugabe, Sithole, Nkala, Mujuru or Gumbo, then how can it be yours?*

by Multiverse Dungani
3 hrs ago | 523 Views
Anyone who thinks is a Zanu Member, is a proper **** who will never Learn. ****ishness is the Quality to be Unable to Learn, and unfortunately, in Zimbabwe, we have a surplus of that Quality.
Does anyone remember President Mugabe saying a pen cannot override the command of a gun? Does anyone remember Grace Mugabe declaring that she would execute a "Baby Dumping" on Joyce Mujuru? Is anyone old enough to remember Edgar Tekere confessing that Zanu is a club for armed thugs? Does anyone remember that Zanu was formed by Ndabaningi Sithole who later died under Zanu persecution? Does anyone remember Rugare Gumbo claiming that Zimbabweans were supporting Zanu for its vibrant programmes in August 2012?
Does anyone, with a working mind, remember how Mutasa would kill for Zanu? What does it take for a level headed person to see empirical evidence from Margaret Dongo who spent her life fighting for Zanu, but now confesses that Zanu is a mistake for Zimbabwe's progress?
Why would anyone want to be reminded of Enos Nkala, under whose roof Zanu was formed in 1963, and how he died an enemy of Zanu.
Who remembers a proud chap called Ignatius Chombo who used to be sure that Zanu was his Party? What about Webstar Shamhu who invented Mugabe Cremora mantra?
My question goes to a young educated thinker who is still stuck in Zanu. Do you really think you are more important to Zanu than Enos Nkala? Than Ndabaningi Sithole? Than Mugabe? Tekere, Chombo, Gumbo, Mujuru, Dongo, Shamhu, Grace or anyone who has been humiliated by Zanu including Mnangagwa himself?
Why would someone educated beyond grade 4, really fail to see that Zanu-PF has got no friends at all? It has an infinite mass of ****s to keep using, casting and recycling while eroding Zimbabwe resources at gun-point.
Does anyone with a little brain doubt that Mnangagwa and his wife and all their children will end up jailed by a new Zanu leader, maybe Kasukuwere or Mzembi? Is anyone aware that anything is possible in Zanu? Isn't Grace Mugabe more afraid of Zanu than myself today? Has it ever visited anyone's imagination that Mugabe would one day ask Zimbabweans to vote for MDC rather than Zanu?
Which Zanu Leader has ever enjoyed a safe retirement from Zanu without being hunted? Why would Mnangagwa be the first or are we incapable to learn from the past? Show me Sithole accumulated wealth today? What about Enos Nkala? Does anyone think Mugabe will have a single cow to pass to his children in ten years from now? What gain does Zimbabwe, as a country, gain from unlimited Hero-Worshiping? Where is the Cremora and what can we show as a Nation out of it?What do we expect to gain from-PFeee or wearing Rags of Many Colours that our President Weaved For Us? Are we really an educated country?
How can anyone fail to learn that Zanu is far away from being an innovative Party that can bring economic advantage to Zimbabwe, but a bunch of Armed operators who use our Police and Army to accumulate stolen wealth for the leaders?
We only have ourselves to blame if we openly and voluntarily repeat the same mistakes of propping up Zanu even when our soldiers earn less than a garden-boy in South Africa.

Then u hear murakashi busy defending zanu apa munhu wacho is a youth nxa people must wake up and smell the coffee. YELLOW NATION👆👆👆👆 @Tee


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fear 3 weeks ago

ini hangu surgery ndinoitya kwazvo. handingape mhosva baba avo. rufu noupenyu hwatiri kutaura nezvazvo.


pee 3 weeks ago

baba ava havana moyo ko dai sekuru vakaramba vaitosiya mwana achifazve nxaa


Mai leon 3 weeks ago

Vopinda havo here atezvara.. Ndingavatenda nei nezvavakaita nhy vanhu wee


Chi 3 weeks ago

the man is a hero but why didn't the mother donate part of her liver to her son


lite 3 weeks ago

CDE were do u get this information from
our maiguru was having heart problem for long the Drs suggested for transplant t took good years waiting for heart donors nothing came up till she went to India and she got a heart from Pig its now 5years after that
so kindly link me how the human anatomy links with aPiggery cardiac physiology

Ngwene 3 weeks ago

For a transplant to be successful both the donor and the recipient must be of the same blood group and that was the reason why the grandfather donated

CCC 3 weeks ago

God bless this uncle


BUOY 3 weeks ago

Mwari ngaaakudzwe


MuPfungwe Chaiye 3 weeks ago

Rudo rwasekuru avo kashoma kuwanika pasi Rose. Sekuru mandichemedza nerudo rwenyu


THE FIEND 3 weeks ago

This Uncle is a super hero.


shelly 3 weeks ago

Mwari ngakudzwe. sekuru makaita basa Mwari vakuropafadzeyi


Leon David Banda 3 weeks ago

guys let's honestly let's be happy that Leon is back with good health and some of things are non of Leon's health thanks for understanding, uncle thanks for caring you are such a good uncle 'God bless you.


Mangethe 3 weeks ago

So guys what happened to the uncle's liver? It was cut into half and shared between the two or


uncle 3 weeks ago

no I donated part of the liver

Bright 3 weeks ago

Vari kurarama hanty vaivapo oa airport her

DaCool 3 weeks ago

Saka vachiri kurarama here?

BUOY 3 weeks ago

yakatorwa yese

😖😖 3 weeks ago

Glory be to God. ndoona sekut baba vake vane moyo sewa Vybz Kartel. wakaipa moyo iwoyo


Father 3 weeks ago

NDINI Vybz Kartel the useless father who supports Zanu Pf

Robert Mugabe 3 weeks ago

campaigning for ****


citizen 3 weeks ago

please sort the political messy in zim
all the surgery practice was supposed to b done by a local doc
ED u are a noncompoop


263 3 weeks ago

what a heartless father


Blabber 3 weeks ago

Watakuda kuziwa ndibaba wemwana uyo akatsmva neliver yake mwana akazopihwa nehama yemukadzi


aaaa 3 weeks ago

Zvinokudzwa kna adzoka apora



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