‘…I was afraid Macheso would leave’

By Trust Khosa

MUSICIAN ALICK Macheso’s wife, Nyadzisai, is unwell!
Nyadzisai was diagnosed with diabetes and she now spends most of her time indoors.
So dire is her condition that she requires maximum supervision and care.
Nyadzisai exclusively told H-Metro of her condition in a wide ranging interview at their family house in Waterfalls last Friday.
“I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and the situation was very bad.
“When this condition was detected, I never thought I would be able to win this battle since I had deteriorated within a week,” said Nyadzisai who now spends much of her time indoors.
“So bad is my condition that I no longer have to travel without my medication.
“I now spend much of my time here indoors taking my medication and my hubby and children have been so supportive,” said Nyadzisai.

Nyadzisai under weather

Nyadzisai said she feared for her marriage with the sungura ace when her condition worsened.
“I would like to thank my husband, who has been there for me from day one when this illness was detected.
“At one point, I was afraid that Alick would run away from me for healthy women since my condition had deteriorated.
“I was surprised by the love he showed me and he has been helping me to take my medication as well as monitoring my condition.
“When he is around like today, he helps me take my medication, especially the injections.
“He also cooks for the family and myself when he is not busy and he always cheer me up when I am down.
“As you know, it’s hard for men to look after their sick wives and in my case, I would like to thank Baba Sharo for being there for me when I least expected it from him, considering his busy schedule.”
An emotional Macheso, who was also following the interview, pledged to support his wife.

Macheso pledges to support ailing wife

“We have come a long way together and it would not make sense for me to ditch her now because she is unwell.
“Tatochembedzana tese like you see and we know the challenges we faced along the way.
“She has been supportive to me when I made my mistakes and this kind of support shows we were meant to be with each other,” said Macheso fighting back tears.
“I have also learnt to cook for her and we are now taking the same diet just to show our solidarity and support for her.
“She is real fighter and I have done everything I can in my capacity to ensure that she stays fit.
“For instance, I have a gym inside that room where she can exercise with my daughter Sharon to ensure she is fit.
“The only complication with her condition is that she also suffers from hypertension and I do pray every day that the Almighty grant my wife good health again.
“I want her to look after her children and grand children and being there for me as well,” he added.
Besides, Nyadzasai’s battle with diabetes, Macheso insists they are one big, happy family.