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Patience Namadingo finally meets William Kachigamba

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Musician Patience Namadingo Wednesday met for the first time fellow musician William Kachigamba, who he had managed to raise over K3 million for his cancer medical treatment in Zambia.

“I have never met him and this is the first time. I am happy to interact with him but also to know his family. They have alot of needs,” Namadingo said.

He said he travelled to Lilongwe to workout on how Kachigamba would travel to Zambia for medical treatment.

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“I wanted to break the news about getting the K3 million and how we will manage the whole process. As an FDH Ambassador, the bank will process everything in terms of payment and we also have to look at other areas because he is also going to travel with a guardian,” he said.

Kachigamba was over the moon with the support.

“God should bless Patience Namadingo. I am looking forward to going for the treatment so that I should get better and continue with my music,” Kachigamba, who plays a lead guitar, said.

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Kachigamba, a student at Music Crossroads, stays with his sister in Area 23.

During the visit neighbours came out to see Namadingo, thanking him for supporting Kachigamba.

Kachigamba’s sister Patricia said Namadingo was an angel sent from heaven.

“We have tried to get a loan to have him get treatment but we have failed. So, we are thankful,” she said.

Namadingo has indicated that they will work with speed to processes to have Kachigamba’s for treatment.

Namadingo went on a fundraising drive for Kachigamba, a musician with albinism who was diagnosed with cancer.

The musician responded to support Kachigamba after he posted a video seeking for help.

The ‘Msati Mseke’ star decided to raise the funds by posing as a statue at the proposed Mahatma Ghandi statue in Blantyre.

The assignment by the musician started two hours late on Tuesday as Namadingo got a permit from Blantyre City Council late.

He posed as a statue from 12pm and went all the way to around past 7pm.

By around 7pm, his manager Peter Mazunda received a message from President Lazarus Chakwera that he should go and rest and that he would square off the balance.

By then, Namadingo and team had already raised K3.3 million.

The musician thanked the President and people for the support saying the initiative was a success because of them.

Some people have since said the country needs to look at establishing a proper cancer center which was key.

Musician Lucius Banda, who is special and advisor to President Chakwera on youth and arts hailed Namadingo for the initiative.

“The President learned about Namadingo’s initiative through my office and by then he had not yet raised the whole amount. This is why he indicated he will settle the rest and so he is committed to do that”, Lucius said.

Meanwhile, former minister and runningmate to former President Peter Mutharika Atupele Muluzi also pledged K1 million.

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