Security guard sacked after customers complained about tumour on his face

A security guard who has a large growing on his face was sacked from his job because his appearance was upsetting customers.

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, 39, has been living with the gradually expanding growth for 12 years – but it has now got so large he struggles to breathe.

Doctors have said the tumour is putting pressure on his respiratory airway and an examination confirmed within a year he would no longer be able to breathe.

Daily Mail reports that, his local hospital had him on a waiting list which meant he would have had to wait for seven years before he could have the operation to remove the tumour – the only way he can get his job back.

But because his income is so low and completely reliant on his wife who works in a supermarket, he began to fundraise in a desperate attempt to ease his suffering.

And now, after strangers have donated more than £2,000, he is set to undergo private treatment that experts believe will save his life.

A team of doctors at Lowveld Hospital, in Mpumalanga provice, South Africa, have offered their services to ease the pressure on his lungs.

Mr Hadebe’s wife said:

‘It’s difficult to communicate with Sipho as he finds it hard to speak, but he’s extremely grateful and excited about the reconstructive surgery.

‘This is the final hurdle between Sipho and a normal, healthy life.’

By yesterday afternoon, kind strangers had already donated more than £2,100 to his cause – leaving the hospital overwhelmed by the response.

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