- For years, veteran actor, Menzi Ngubane has had to refute death rumours
- Once again, a social media user posted a joke, which many misread, believing the actor had died
- He and his wife have called the jokes not only disrespectful, but also annoying
- But, the family assured fans and friends that Menzi is still alive and well
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Menzi Ngubane and his wife are sick and tired of fake social media posts claiming he died. The former Generations actor's wife said the posts, joking about him passing away, are disrespectful.
She also begged that the posts stop.
A recent post claimed he "peacefully passed by a gas station in Pretoria" last week. Mzansi's fans feared the worst.
In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Sikelelo Sishuba said Menzi was not impressed with the prank.
While some people posted tributes to the Isibaya actor on social media, others simply took part in the joke and continued sharing it online.
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Sikelelo said he's alive and well, adding her hubby doesn't find the jokes funny at all.
"He's not happy and isn't taking it lightly."
She added death isn't a joking matter: "What if someone thought he was actually dead?"
Although the couple believe the joke is disrespectful and annoying, they indicated they would not be taking legal action against those spreading the prank.
In 2012, social media was abuzz when reports surfaced he was rushed to hospital with organ failure.
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Almost every day, for weeks, people shared fake posts claiming Menzi died.
In 2014, Menzi underwent a kidney transplant. He didn't work for a while, which once again sent social media users' tongues wagging.
He then returned to our screens when he starred in Ashes to Ashes. At the time, Menzi said he was grateful for a second chance at life.
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