Walter Magaya, leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD), has pledged $20 000 towards the treatment of ailing former Studio 263 actress, Pretty Xaba.
Xaba urgently needs to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.
She needs $10 000 to travel to India for surgery. So far, she has raised $2 600 through fund-raising efforts by fellow artistes.
Talent Mango, a PHD official, told the Daily News yesterday: “She visited the prophet on Wednesday and she was given a choice either to take $20 000 for medication in India or receive spiritual help and settle for local doctors.
“Now she is still in a dilemma.”
Xaba has been wasting away due to her deteriorating condition which has been worsened by delays in accessing surgery owing to financial problems.
Two weeks ago, musicians and other artistes held a benefit concert at the Book Café in a bid to raise funds for Xaba’s surgery.
Xaba’s sister-in-law confirmed meeting Prophet Magaya to seek spiritual help in a bid to save the former Studio 263 actress.
Taonga Mafundikwa, co-ordinator of the “Lets Help Pretty Xaba campaign”, said they were still looking for funds and hoped by Monday Xaba would be able to fly to India.
She has been handed a plane ticket by the Affirmative Action Group.
“At the moment, nothing has materialised but things are looking good,” Mafundikwa said.
“A lot of developments have taken place. I will have a concrete position about the Indian trip by end of today (yesterday) after meeting potential sponsors.”
Xaba featured on a number of plays and dramas such as I Want A Dress, Coliwe, Xola, Everyone’s Child, Studio 263 and Lobola among others.