Breast cancer drama premieres

In an effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, Tawanda Masarira (32) aka Kahembe Dobi, of Glen Norah B is premiering a 30-minute drama entitled Breast Self Exam.

Supported by Breast Cancer Alleviation and Help Centre, the drama is being shown in schools, at shopping centres and company premises.

Breast Self Exam director Tawanda Masarira said the drama seeks to demystify witchcraft beliefs associated with cancer.

“The drama features cancer survivors and a nurses choir, with a cast of four men and four women,” he said.

“The story is about a woman who gets breast cancer and decides to consult a prophet. She gets worse while using prophetic medicines.

Her family encourages her to seek medical treatment but she is adamant that her condition is a result of being bewitched,” he said.

“The drama is an educative comedy and we want to read a wide audience and teach society the importance of seeking medical attention early to curb cancer deaths,” said Masarira.

Founder of Breast Alleviation Zimbabwe Dr Wilson Mandere said financial constraints were preventing the drama being performed in the rural areas.

“The drama group cannot travel outside of Harare due to financial constraints. We have produced a DVD but it is highly unlikely that rural women have access to DVD players,” said Mandere.

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