Moonchild Sanelly is recovering after a serious encounter with malaria

Moonchild Sanelly is recovering after a serious encounter with malaria

- Local musician and dancer Moonchild Sanelly is on her way to being better after contracting malaria

- She was taken to hospital in an ambulance and doctors said she was admitted just in time

- The muso is now recovering and is ready to hit the stage again for the Rage in the City festival

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Moonchild Sanelly has shown her resilience when she survived contracting the life-threatening disease, malaria.

The singer and dancer was hospitalised and had to remain for 4 days until she was well enough to leave.

SowetanLIVE reports that Moonchild had gotten the disease while in Malawi where she was part of the international Lake of Stars festival in October.

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Moonchild described the experience as frightening.

"It was scary. I remember telling myself there is no way this is going to come out and [have people] say, 'rest in peace Moonchild.
"I was in and out of consciousness. I was so weak and we initially thought it was just jet lag. So, I was travelling and didn't know that I had malaria in my system.

It was a close call for the star.

"It was crazy... I got so lucky. Every doctor kept saying your timing was so vital." learnt that she has been on medical rest for the whole of November, but she's itching to perform again.

She'll take the stage at the Rage in the City festival in Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

"I generally don't like to take breaks, because it's a privilege to be on stage; you work towards not having time, to live this thing and just flourish. I don't take it for granted to be on stage and be paid for it."

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