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Zaka hyena victim finally gets prosthetic hands

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Zaka hyena victim finally gets prosthetic hands


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CHIREDZI – There was great relief for Muchanyara Munodya, a Zaka woman who lost both hands during an attack by a cackle of hyenas when on Saturday, the Lions Club Chiredzi handed over prosthetic hands to her.

Munodya also received groceries from the Lions Club.

Munodya of Mapfumo Village, Chief Bota in Zaka had both hands mauled by hyenas in July last year when she followed her husband Robert Maroi who had gone out of their bedroom at night to check on some disturbing noise.

A few minutes Maroi was screaming and Munodya was attacked by the hyena when she followed him outside.

Maroi lost three fingers while his father was also attacked and injured by the hyenas. The hyenas only ran away after Munodya’s 10-year-old son hit one of the hyenas with a metal zinc.

Munodya who had given birth a few days before the attack stayed at Masvingo Provincial Hospital for several months as she got treatment for the injuries.

The prosthetic hands will enable Munodya to do some chores which include eating on her own bathing and cleaning.

Speaking during the function at Camp David Lodge, Health Promotion Clinic Trust, medical rehabilitation practitioner, Bigboy Madzivanzira, who is also a member of Lions Club (Harare City) said Lions Club Chiredzi identified the victim and approached his organisation for help.

“Lions Club Chiredzi identified the hyena victim and approached my organisation and they paid all the expenses which are needed for installation of the artificial hands,” said Madzivanzira.

He said that his organisation offered the prosthetic hands for free and Lions club paid for the expenses for facilitation.

Lions Club president Stanley Chigwada who also attended the event, said he was touched by Munodya’s plight when he read it in the press.

“I was touched by Munodya’s plight when I read her story in the press and as Lions Club since our duty is to serve we saw it fit to restore hope to Munodya so that she can be able to work on her own,” said Chigwada.

Chiredzi District Development Coordinator(DDC) Lovemore Chisema who was the Guest of Honor at the event hailed Lions Club for the kind gesture.

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