By Mr Lee
And the Dilokong Hospital based in Limpopo is also accused to have left McMillan (13) with cerebral palsy. He cannot walk and talk.
Worst of all, his condition cannot be cured.
The boy was also seriously injured on the head due to alleged medical negligence at the hospital 13 years ago.
Thomo Nkgadima, a philanthropist, investigative journalist and photographer, said he and his partners would see to it that justice prevails for Limpopo’s destitute boy.
“We want to take the Limpopo Health MEC (Dr Phophi Ramathuba) to court for medical malpractice, which caused McMillan’s disability,” Nkgadima said.
On Tuesday morning (March 30, 2021), we called, texted and sent WhatsApp messages to Neil Shikwambani, spokesman for the Limpopo Department of Health.
However, his phone rang unanswered.
We suspect that he also viewed the WhatsApp messages, but ignored to reply.
This week, the child’s problems were minimized when Nkgadima provided him with a wheelchair.
At least, now his unemployed mother based in Praktiseer, near Burgersfort (Sekhukhune District) Limpopo, may sigh with relief, due to the wheelchair donation.
Tiisetso Mashile’s (30) handicapped son became paralyzed after birth in 2008.
The wheelchair, known as a buggy, with a value of R60 000.00 (sixty thousand rands) will make it easier for the lad.
Nkgadima expressed serious concern over the situation of the family.
Tshepo Foundation (Centre for Handicapped Children) and Nkgadima donated this wheelchair.
Speaking to Alex Reporter, Nkgadima stated that the donation was intended to alleviate the pain and suffering of the family.
“We also wanted to restore mobility and dignity to a handicapped child,’ said Nkgadima.
Nkgadima said he had visited the underprivileged family after a friend, their neighbor, Nature Manoge, a prominent social justice advocate, warned him about the situation.
“He urged me to step in, and I realized it was high time for me to go back to my own community and help the family without expecting any payment in return.
“I have a revolutionary duty to protect the interests and the rights of the vulnerable,” he added.
In 2019, a woman from Limpopo, Dineo Thwala (28) began to express profound sympathy for his sister’s child.
And her love for small children flourished rapidly, leading to the formation of the Tshepo Foundation, a center for disabled children, she founded, located in the village of Bothashoek near Burgersfort.
“I encourage and educate other parents to look after children with disabilities through an app,” said Thwala.
Ms. Mashile, who wept with joy, said she was pleased to receive the wheelchair present.
The emotional mother said she was unaware that there were people who cared about people with disabilities.
Now the mother of two children will find time to find a job to provide for her children.
She can also push her son to the hospital to get health care.
“I can take him to school (a special school for disabled children),” Mashile said.
The family survives on a social grant benefit.
Another challenge is that the family spends more money on the boy’s nappies as he uses them regularly.
Ester Chauke (12) is one of the kids with disabilities who received a buggy.
Her unemployed mother, 32-year-old Busisiwe Chauke, said she valued the gesture she received for her child.
“I enjoyed watching my child and other children play together and some trying to talk.
“Because for many years, my child watched with envy as other children were playing,” Chauke said.