Blantyre- based Malimba Band drummer Stanley Jere is in dire need of over K4 million to undergo an operation for a knee problem at Beit Cure International.
Following the knee problem which he says developed following an infection, Jere has not been performing for close to four months.
“I am the bread winner, my family depends on me and music is the career that is giving me money to fee my family. But now with my leg problem I cannot perform for now,” said Jere, who went to watch a concert at Blantyre Cultural Centre on Sunday.
Jere said he has been to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) for several times where he was told after x-ray that he has a problem of Arthritis.
“Actually I have been visiting QECH because the problem was getting worse and it was then that friends raised some money for me to go to Beit Cure International for consultation,” said the drummer.
According to the quotation which Jere got at Beit Cure, he is expected to undergo an operation with the first phase costing over K1.7 million with the second phase amounting to over K1.3 million.
“I do not have this kind of money with me and this is why I am asking well wishers to help me. It is even a problem for me now because I am not performing, at least when I was performing I was making some money,” he said.
Jere added that he is one of the few left-footed drummers in the country and that the knee problem affected the same leg.
“I want to get back to the stage. For those who would like to assist me, they can contact me on my number 0993612269 or my mother’s number 0999132772,” he said.
Jere has performed with several bands in the country and they include Body, Mind and Soul, Mapale, Kaligo Melodies and Lulu’s Mathumela Band.
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