Celebrated writer Charles Mungoshi is able to speak again after undergoing a successful operation on Thursday last week. Mungoshi had suffered from a build-up of fluid in his skull resulting in him losing the ability to move and speak. However, after undergoing an operation to replace a shunt that was inserted last year to drain the fluid to his stomach, he is able to speak again. He started speaking on Saturday and was discharged from the hospital on Independence day.
His wife said:
I met with the doctor on Saturday. There’s a lot she still wants be done on vaMungoshi, but the improvement is tremendous. He asked for Farayi’s Behind the Wall Everywhere to read it. He also surprised me by asking for the book Live Like an Artist and I was wondering where he heard about this very recent book.
But the doctor said he was banking a lot of information over the months he could not speak. He just couldn’t bring it out and now it’s time for him to let it all out. She is excited by his recover.