- Menzi Ngubane's wife Sikelelo Sishuba has slammed news reports claiming her hubby was critically ill
- Sikelelo decribed the reports as innacurate and unverified news
- The actor's family appealed to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that have not been verified and confirmed by the family
Menzi Ngubane's wife Sikelelo Sishuba has slammed news reports that claimed her hubby is critically ill.
The actor's fans have flooded social media with messages of support and prayers following "inaccurate and unverified news" about his health.
The fans took to Twitter using the hashtag #PrayForMenziNgubane after Ilanga newspaper reported that he had been hospitalised and was in a critical condition.
Sikelelo has issued a statement to set the record straight on the former Isibaya's condition.
"I would like to confirm that my husband is receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health."
The veteran actor's family has appealed to South Africans to refrain from spreading the news.
"The family is also aware that due to the spread of this inaccurate and unverified news, his fans have even gone as far as sending their messages of his speedy recovery on social media, spawning an unwarranted social media panic. We understand their concerns and support for Menzi, but as the family, we appeal to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that have not been verified and confirmed by the family.
"To this end, we wish to continue as the family to offer him the support he needs following his recent visit to the doctors. It is this visit that has been grossly exaggerated by newspapers and social media users."
The star's family expressed their gratitude to his supporters for their well-wishes and asked them to respect their privacy during this time.
"We are aware that South Africans are concerned about his health and would like to thank them for their prayers, and appeal to them to respect hospital/doctor/patient confidentiality. Menzi wishes to take this opportunity to fully recover and get back to work as soon as possible."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Menzi was admitted for a recurring kidney issue. He has since been discharged.
The legendary actor is one of the stars who have bagged roles on hit telenovela, The Queen.
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