A woman who was viciously attacked by rabid dogs belonging to her landlord in Bulawayo a few months ago has returned home from India where she was airlifted to receive specialist treatment.
Ms Cherish Muchegwa spent three months at Kiran Hospital in India and returned home on Sunday in the company of her husband, Joseph Masaiti.
She was welcomed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Raj Modi and a delegation of more than 50 people from Abundant Life Revival Mission Church.
Speaking on arrival at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo (JMN) International Airport, Muchegwa said:
It’s an honour to receive such a welcome. I am overwhelmed by the love the people of Zimbabwe have shown me. To be recognised and loved by everyone home is an honour.
I am thankful for the people of Zimbabwe who made this possible. Special mention goes to Raj Modi, his relatives and friends, the Minister of State for Bulawayo Cde Judith Ncube, the church (Abundant Life Revival Mission Church), United Bulawayo Hospitals and all the people who donated their money and prayed for me.
I also want to thank the doctors and all the staff at Kiran Hospital. From the moment I arrived in India, they treated my husband and me well.
I have no complaints but praise. Whoever wants to be treated in India I recommend Kiran Hospital. Above all else, I want to give praise to God.
He has been good to me all the time. He stood by me throughout this ordeal. Now all I want to do is go home and eat isitshwala.
Modi, who is also the MP for Bulawayo South said:
When I first saw her injuries I thought the chances of her making it were very slim but I said to myself we should try to save her life.
I am one of the happiest people in Zimbabwe right now, I am happy to see her walk. I want to thank everyone who chipped in to help her because without your support we could not be celebrating her walking today.
I also want to applaud the church and its pastor (Prophet Itai Ukama) for standing by her. Seeing people cheering and shedding tears of joy shows that we still have decent people in Zimbabwe.
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