A Gaborone based dentist, Dr Kethamile Mabaila has honoured her promise to donate a set of dentures to a toothless woman who pleaded with the nation two weeks ago to help her get artificial teeth.
Dr Mabaila of Agape Dental clinic in Gaborone made the donation last week Tuesday.
The donation has since put a big smile on Sephiwe Rembu, 57 as the tailor-made dentures are now making it possible for her to chew meat again after seven years of craving.
“I stayed for seven years without teeth. I took a decision to seek help from the public and two weeks later, I have a new set of teeth. I really don’t know how to explain what this means to me in words. I can finally eat meat again. What I wonderful God I serve.
“I am so grateful for my new teeth. May the good Lord bless the Doctor that gave me the teeth. May He bless her with more customers and good health. May her family prosper,” said Sephiwe Rembu as she expressed her gratitude.
She further thanked The Voice for publishing her plight adding that had it not been for the publicity, she would still be toothless.
The 57-year old woman of Broadhurst location in Gaborone came to The Voice offices in Gaborone two weeks ago with her plight. Then she said her life was miserable because she was unable to eat her meat, which is her favourite relish.
“I used to drink gravy instead. But I am whole again. I am a woman. I can flash my smile to anyone without feeling embarrassed,” said Rembu who is a street hawker in Gaborone.
One of her customers, Gaopalelwe Rammala who was happy for her had this to say: “She is now wearing a beautiful smile. In the past when she smiled it was hard to see the difference. But I am happy for her. She used to give us her meat and she would eat the gravy,” Rammala added as Rembu laughed at her comments.
“I told them The Voice would help me and they did not believe it. They are the doubting Thomases but I am the victor. Look who is laughing last! God bless The Voice,” she added.