Friends of Limbani has since launched a campaign to raise K10 million to enable Moya travel to India for a kidney transplant.
“Limbani now needs a kidney transplant and has been referred to India for the procedures which is estimated to cost K15 million, covering surgery, consultation, treatment, admission, travel and other expenses.
“Luckily, Limbani’s sister has agreed to donate a kidney after medical tests showed hers were compatible with those of the brother,” said Kasunda.
He said both Limbani and MASM will meet part of the expenses but there is still a shortfall of K10 million.
“Limbani is currently out of work and struggling to meet his medical bills after spending all his savings on treatment over the past two years,” he said.
He said they have joined hands to launch the campaign to help former editor of Malawi News get the kidney transplant in India and get back to a healthy and productive life.
The initial activity in the campaign is a Charity Golf Tournament to take place at the Blantyre Sports Club on Friday, September 19, 2014.
Vice President Chilima will tee-off while Minister of Information Kondwani Nankhumwa will also grace the tournament.
Companies, organisations and individuals wishing to sponsor golfers will have to pay K70,000 per team of two golfers, according to Kasunda, who is also the chairperson of Media Institute for Southern Africa (Misa)- Malawi Chapter.
The team to tee off with the Vice President will pay K1 million.
“Donations in cash and kind are also welcome towards the whole cause. Cash donations can be deposited directly into Acc Name Friends of Limbani, No. 5200740001, FMB, Blantyre Branch.
“The list of donors – complete with their type and level of support, will be published in the media at the end of the campaign.,” said Kasunda.
He has appealed to institutions and people of good will to generously support the initiative to save the life of a “noble Malawian who has served the nation selflessly through his professional journalism”.