Zimbabwe’s deputy premier confirmed to the Radio VOP that she is in the process of launching a cancer foundation which will be her launch pad in raising cancer awareness campaign all over the world.
Khuphe who also deputy president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai battling advanced breast cancer urged fellow Zimbabweans to get tested as to avoid early deaths.
“Every year you have to be tested for cancer. When you test earlier before cancer spreads in your body it is easier to be cured”, urged Khuphe.
Khupe , a born again Christian said her health condition has also helped her to be grounded in God.
“Cancer strengthened my spirituality; it enhanced my relationship with God. When you are detected follow your medication.”
Khuphe took time to narrate how she discovered that she had breast cancer and thanked the support of her family, party and friends.
She stated that she is working tirelessly for some cancer screening machines to be availed in most clinics in the country.
Khuphe urged other party leaders to be open with their illness.
“The people who elect us have a right to know if we are not well and why. They have to know if I am still able to do what they elected us to do.”
Khuphe also lamented the fast deteriorating political situation in Zimbabwe.
“The democratic space has been closed as Chipangano (Zanu-PF militant group) attacks MDC-T supporters while the police watch and arrest the victims”.