18 Oct, 2021 - 10:10 0 Views


…family, friends hail God

Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor

Showbiz guru, arts administrator and philanthropist, Debbie Mubi, says she sees the hand of the Lord after she survived cancer last year.

The hard working businesswoman, who has been bailing players in the creative sector for the greater part of the Covid-19 induced lockdown who used to perform at her place, wants to help other cancer patients.

Debbie Mubi (left) with a friend

In line with the Breast Cancer month, Mama Mubi – as the businesswoman is fondly known – held an awareness campaign at Strathaven Shopping Centre at her Londoners complex over the weekend raising awareness and money to assist cancer patients.


Dubbed “Spit Braai 4A Purpose”, the event was marked with festivities where dancers stole the show as they took turns to entertain imbibers and the well-heeled in attendance.


A proud endometrial cancer survivor, Mama Mubi feels blessed beyond words as she raised funds for cancer patient as part of her corporate social responsibility.


“God has blessed me with the wonderful gift of life. I try every day to make a difference.

Cornilius Mubi

“When you are blessed it is not yours to make. Share and make a difference,” she said.


After being supported by fellow patrons who showed up in numbers, Mama Mubi vowed to use her influence to change cancer patients’ lives.


“I am a cancer survivor. We are donating every second meal sold to the cancer awareness programme.


“Every second plate sold is going directly to Breast Cancer awareness and patients’ needs,” she said.


Similar sentiments were echoed by her son Cornelius Mubi who described the astute businesswoman as a fighter.


“I was in the UK last year when she was diagnosed with  cancer but she didn’t want to tell me because it was going to affect my studies.


“The biggest advantage is that her condition was detected early and got help before it had spread.


“She fought cancer in silent and I only got to understand that she had survived cancer at a later stage,” he said.


Cornelius said his mother was leading by example by raising awareness against cancer.


“I was really inspired after she decided to hold this awareness campaign and its sad that most of her clients and friends were not aware that she is a cancer survivor.


“By sharing her story with the world, she is giving hope to cancer patients that it can be treated if detected early.


“As a family, we thank God who saved our mother and we will always be grateful to the Lord,” he added.


Last year, Mama Mubi bailed out dancers under her Londoners Dance Fund (LDF), especially those who had lost their sources of income.


She also bailed resident DJs who had adopted Londoners as their second  home.


Some of the dancers that were given cash donations to start new projects comprise Zoey, David Machowa of Apama Arts, Sungura Masters, Freda Nhamo of Dynamites and Precious Mathe.


Resident wheel-spinners DJ Torne who has since established himself as an entrepreneur was also one of the beneficiaries of the Londoners Dancers Fund.


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