A visually impaired man from Shanyura village in Zvishavane has seen an opportunity to repair radio’s, earning him the honourary name of ‘Radio Doctor’, were residents are flocking to have their gadgets fixed.
His precision of fixing the smallest components on a damaged radio is jaw breaking, a feat which many find difficult to believe.
He is arguably the only visually impaired radio repairer in Zimbabwe, and even on the African continent, which is why the Zvishavane community is mesmerised by his skills.
Christopher Jotham may be visually impaired but he has seen an opportunity to make money at the same time earning a community honourary title of being a ‘Radio Doctor’.
Dr Chris as he is now widely known said repairing radios has been his survival skill for many years now.
“I started using screw drivers but now I can detect the ailment of a radio through a taste meter. With new gadgets finding their way I instruct my aid to read instructions,” he said.
Dr Chris’s neighbours said the man is a fountain of knowledge through his intelligence.
While others are partners in crime, Dr Chris shares the same passion with his friend Pio Shangwa.
“Unlike other visually impaired people we can fend for ourselves as we are into the trade of buying and selling goodies. We normally get milk from Dr Chris as he has a big herd of cattle,” said Shangwe.
The duo said even if they are to be offered eyes today they won’t bother as they are satisfied with the condition they are in.