Details surrounding the condition of veteran actor Menzi Ngubane are sketchy but we were able to confirm that he is indeed being treated in intensive care at Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg.
Is Menzi Ngubane really in hospital?
Social media has been abuzz with speculation surrounding the newly added character on The Queen. Central to these reports were claims that Menzi Ngubane is on the thin line between recovery and death due to an issue related to his ailing kidney.
About 10 years ago, Ngubane had undergone a kidney transplant. According to a source who spoke to iHarare, his urgent hospitalisation came as a result of complications with the transplant, not meningitis like it’s been alleged.
“Initially the information that we got was that he had contracted meningitis but that appeared not to be true after they moved him to the high-care transplant unit,” the source claimed.
South Africa prays for Ngubane’s recovery
The country has joined hands in prayer for the veteran actor. In South Africa’s film industry, he is seen as a national treasure and social media has been flooding with prayers for Ngubane.
Here are some of the messages we picked out: