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Thokozani Khupe Battling Cancer

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Thokozani Khupe Battling Cancer
Dr Thokozani Khupe, a Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) senator was sworn in today at the new Parliament in Mt Hampden but what grabbed the attention of most people is her frail figure.

Having suffered breast cancer before, the politician seems to be battling the deadly disease once again.

Presidential communications chief George Charamba confirmed the development using an X handle @dhonzamusoro007. He said;

Madame Khupe is unwell; her cancer is resurgent. Great pity!!!!!!????????????????????

Zimbabweans Express Concern Over Thokozani Khupe’s Health
Social media platforms were flooded with worried citizens expressing their concerns about Dr. Khupe’s health. Citizen Lyncoln tweeted, “I pray that Dr. Khupe is not suffering a resurgence of cancer,” echoing the concerns of many Zimbabweans who remember her previous battle with the disease.

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Another concerned citizen, Regai Kanongota, tweeted, “Get well soon Mama Khupe,” showing support and compassion during this challenging time.

Even those who may not share her political views expressed their concern.

Black Jack, a prominent Twitter user, posted twice, saying, “Thoko looks so unwell. Hope it’s nothing serious. Get better soon MaKhupe.”

This display of empathy highlights the unity among Zimbabweans when it comes to matters of health and well-being.

Thokozani Khupe Cancer Foundation
Dr Thokozani Khupe launched the Thokozani Khupe Cancer Foundation a decade ago and has been advocating to save as many cancer patients.

Khupe lost one breast to cancer and said that stigma affects a lot of cancer patients including those with HIV?Aids.

Speaking during a ceremony to handover rehabilitated facilities at Mpilo Central Hospital in 2011, Khupe said.

“There is a need to have a positive attitude towards these diseases because, here I am today with cancer and one breast.

“During the time when I was diagnosed with cancer, some anonymous person sent a letter suggesting I should see a prophet, but I said to myself, two things were important and I still insist that medication and spirituality are important,” she said.

“Yes, I have cancer and now one breast, so what? It is not something to be shy about. When I am with my family that is when people realise I have only one breast. But when I am not at home, I make sure I pad myself so that I look like I have both of my breasts when in reality I do not,” she said

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