KWEKWE Central MP Masango Matambanadzo popularly known as Blackman said he was flown to China last year for treatment after his skin turned yellow when he fell ill following suspected food poisoning.
Mr Matambanadzo is a former artisanal miner and self-trained street photographer, and is often seen on the streets meeting and chatting with his former peers in those trades.
Speaking in Parliament Tuesday, Matambanadzo looked frail as he thanked fellow parliamentarians for their moral support while he was recuperating in China.
“My body changed into yellow in one day when I fell sick,” Matambanadzo said who is extremely dark that his colleagues nicknamed him “Blackman”.
“I want to thank you for your support and prayers. I did not imagine the kind of support that I received.”
Matambanadzo, a former Zanu PF member was expelled from the ruling party Zanu PF in 2017 on charges of belonging to the G40 faction.
In 2018, he went on to stand as parliamentarian candidate for the National Patriotic Front (NPF) for Kwekwe Central and won.
Matambanadzo is the only NPF MP in Parliament.
— Zimbabwe Voice