Comedian Charles “Marabha” Merisi’s health condition has deteriorated.
The ever-laughing actor fell seriously ill on Monday when they were set for a promotional shoot with his colleagues including Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima.
He could neither talk nor move his body.
He is currently receiving treatment at a local private hospital courtesy of a well-wisher.
One of the crew managers Tafadzwa “DJ Shugeta” Ben took to social media with a live video sharing Marabha’s condition.
Following the post, fans of the comedian, responded with donations.
His brother Paradzayi denied claims that he was bewitched but blames failure to follow medication procedures.
H-Metro managed to talk to Marabha on Tuesday.
“It started when I was hit on my head with a brick on my way back from Chinhoyi where I had gone to sell some discs.
“I was in the company of my colleagues when we had an altercation with some guys along the way.
“Following the altercation I was hit on the head before I was admitted to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
“I was given some medication which I did not finish.
“Ndakatadza kupedza medication yandainge ndapihwa.
“Ndopakatanga problem, kutaura kwainetsa asi kana ndiri pavideo ndogona kutaura,” he said before he burst into laughter.
“So ndakadonha, ipapo zvakabva zvadhakwa, side rangu rekuleft harina simba asi kutaura ndogona , and maskits ari kuuya, hatisi kumira.
“Asi izvezvi ndiri kurwadziwa, handisi bho, makuruwani, handisi bho,” he said showing agony on his face.
Marabha’s blood brother, Paradzai Kolombolombo said, it’s not easy because the condition is serious.
“I am the one who is taking care of him at the moment but when this start, anogwina semunhu ane pfari and anoita nguva.
“If it starts in the morning toswera tiri busy, torara futi tiri busy then the next day, it can be better.
“Pazvinotanga zvekuti kana iye haatozive kuti zvirikufamba sei, anenge akaruma mazino, zvekuita seari kuda kufa.
“He won’t be eating or doing anything.”
He narrated how the problem started:
“Akatemwa musoro with brick and he collapsed before his colleagues took him to Parirenyatwa of which I followed the next day.
“I was told that brain neropa zvasangana.
“Whilst in the hospital, the doctor said the problem was serious and it needed due diligence in following medication properly because aigwina ari pabed,” he said.
Paradzai blamed Marabha’s former wife who deserted him following the sickness.
“Iye nemudzimai wake vakatadza kuteedzera medication since they were supposed to take it for six months and return for check-up.
“His wife was a problem because I told them to come and stay with me but she actually ignored.
“Iye airwara saka I can’t blame him and his wife was stubborn until she dumped him following the challenges.
“He is the third born, same mother same father, and I am the eldest son.
“So after mukadzi atiza, he came back home indirectly, aingoti apa agara, and I said mwana wamai wangu come home.
“We now have almost two years staying together with the same problem.
“His three children were taken by his ex-wife.”
Asked if he had gone to the hospital the brother said:
“The problem was of money because they went at some point but macharges acho anga akaoma
“His friend came home on Monday while they wanted to go for a shoot but zvanga zvanakatoom, anga akasunga mazino.
“Dambudziko iri rakarema, zvekuti mukaona imimi munotiza, kushinga chaiko.
“I am afraid, it can be extreme, he needs someone who monitors him because anoita seakuda kuita pfari.
“The doctor said he affected on the head, so his left side rakabuda ropa rikagwamba.”
Paradzai said Marabha is need of serious help.
“For his entire life, imba chaiyo haana, hembe chaidzo haana, food I am the one taking care.
“So if well-wishers want to help, they should support in anything.”
However, Paradzai scoffed at witchcraft allegations.
“Zvekuroiwa zvakambobuda, where people were saying me and Kapfupi bewitched him but as I know, the doctor told me the exact problem.
Akamutiza akamusiya and mukomana kuti achidzoka zvakamuremera since they used to accuse me of bewitching them.
“Vaiti ndine zvikwambo but the problem was his wife, vaienda kumabhidhiri, maporofita, raiva gap rekuita mari nevamwe vaaidyidzana naye, vamwe vacho vemuraini medu chaimo.
“She ran away after the problem grew whilst they were in Waterfalls.
“At first vaifunga kuti chivanhu asi Havana kuteedzera medication yakataura doctor so zvehuroyi hapana, apa dai vakaita zvakataurwa nadoctor,” said Paradzai.