Zakes Bantwini On His Plans To Build A Cancer Hospital. Musician and Businessman Zakes Bantwini has shared more details on his plans to build a hospital that will solely deal with Cancer. His plans are by far going according to how he aimed for them to since he has been saving to make this one dream of his become a reality. The singer is currently busy negotiating with traditional leaders in KZN to get land donated for it to be built.
He said that he will soon be registering his foundation and hopefully the building can start. The inspiration to take such a big step in helping people suffering with this severe disease comes from a personal experience, the star lost his mother to Cancer. Seeing people suffering from cancer and hospitals neglecting them motivated Zakes to make sure he builds the cancer hospital.
“Cancer treatment is expensive. I remember the doctors telling my mom’s medical aid that she would stay in hospital even though she had exhausted her funds. It was heartbreaking. How can hospitals turn people away because of money. If you are from a rural area you don’t even have money and now you have to pay serious money before you even start treatment. It is not right”.
Zakes also hopes that people donate as much as they are able to make the hospital a success. In time, he intends to open a second one in the Eastern Cape.