HARARE – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has given authorization for funding from the national treasury to support the cancer treatment of former Deputy Prime Minister and CCC (Citizens Coalition for Change) Proportional Representation legislator Thokozani Khupe.
Khupe, who has been battling cancer since May 2011, recently disclosed that she is facing a second cancer attack.
In a statement, Khupe expressed her gratitude to those offering their well-wishes and shared her determination to overcome this challenge, saying, “I have a second cancer attack. I am doing well, and many thanks to those already wishing me well. Together we can beat cancer.”
When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, Khupe underwent treatment and surgery, which included the removal of one of her breasts.
Thokozani Khupe cancer fight
In response to her experience and recognizing the need for increased awareness and early detection, she founded the Thokozani Khupe Cancer Foundation.
This foundation aims to educate the public about cancer, particularly focusing on women, to prevent the loss of lives due to late diagnosis and a lack of awareness.
Despite her ongoing battle with cancer, the veteran opposition politician has remained committed to her duties.
Khupe recently made an appearance at the parliament for the swearing-in ceremony of new legislators. However, her physical appearance indicated the toll that her health challenges have taken on her.
The decision to provide financial support for Khupe’s cancer treatment underscores the government’s commitment to addressing critical healthcare needs and supporting individuals facing serious illnesses.