AILING ZIMBABWE ‘street theatre’ actor Charles “Marabha” Mapalume collapsed on Sunday night, giving his family quite a scare.
The Epworth based actor was only rescued by Mahwindo Foundation boss Wanisayi “Mahwindo” Mutandwa who summoned her driver to pick the gap-toothed entertainer.
Marabha has been unwell in the recently weeks and it took US based prophet and music promoter Passion Java who has been footing his bills.
He sustained head injuries after he was attacked by thugs and he has been developing fits amid fears he has an internal wound on the head.
Java also bought Marabha’s a King Size bed, clothes and footed medical bills which were delivered by Mahwindow Foundation after being sent with the consignment by Passion.
In an interview with H-Metro, Marabha’s brother Paradzai Mapalume who has been looking after the actor ever since his health deteriorated begged Mahwindo and her partners to continue rendering support to his younger brother.
“When Marabha’s condition was shared on social media, we were shocked by the response he received especially from Mama Mahwindo who linked the family with Prophet Passion Java.
“Prophet Passion then sent Mahwindo with the medication, bed and blankets.
“Only yesterday (Sunday), Mama Mahwindo assisted us again when Marabha collapsed. We had no one to take care of Marabha and Mama Mahwindo is the only person who sent her driver to come and take Marabha to the doctor.
“She has been amazing to us and she has come at the right time when we needed her most,” he said.
Paradzai said Mahwindo and her partners had brought hope to the acting and the family.
“When Mahwindo and her partners came into Marabha’s life, he was almost doomed and had lost hope in life.
“I hear there are people who are now bitter about the aid Marabha has received from Mama Mahwindo and her partners.
“However, the real work was done by Mama Mahwindo who promised to build us a house though her partners,” he said.
Paradzai urged Mahwindo to ignore comedienne Mai TT who went live on social media accusing Mahwindo and her partners of seeking relevance during Marabha’s illness.
The comedienne is believed to be working with National FM presenter DJ Shugeta who first posted Marabha’s picture.