Ebola nightmare haunt Motswana hero

Mbulawa
Mbulawa

Earlier this year, 28-year-old Ishmael Mbulawa did the unthinkable and joined a group of healthcare workers on a mission to help in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. He tells Mmegi Staff Writer, BABOKI KAYAWE that the trip cost him his job and the experience was haunting

“A lot of people died in my hands and in my sight,” says the man who gave up his lucrative Cape Town job to go and take Ebola by the horns in the West African region.

“I remember during my last shift, a three-year-old came into one of the holding places with her mother who died on the spot. The toddler was very healthy and I hoped she would survive but unfortunately she died after three days,” recalls an emotional Ishmael Mbulawa.

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