- Menzi Ngubane was due to start filming on The Queen in early July but has since requested a later date
- This comes after the veteran actor's family asked the show's producers to let him recover fully before starting the gig
- Mzansi social media users begged the show to give him all the time he needs to recover
Menzi Ngubane will not be starting his filming of The Queen next month as per schedule due to his ongoing health issues. The veteran actor's family requested that Ngubane be allowed to focus on his health and recover fully.
In a Twitter post, the official account for Mzansi Magic said:
“Legendary actor @MenziNgubaneZA was set to start filming #TheQueenMzansi S5 in July but his family have humbly requested he take more time to focus on his health and recovery.”
The hit TV show announced that Ngubane would be joining the cast in May this year. The veteran actor, however, has been suffering from health issues. Briefly.co.za previously reported that worried fans flooded Menzi Ngubane's social media pages after it was reported he was in hospital.
The former Isibaya actor was admitted for a recurring kidney issue. He has since been discharged.
Executive producer of The Queen, Connie Ferguson said:
"We will continue keeping them in our prayers and supporting them on this journey, and wish Menzi strength to continue fighting the good fight, and come back stronger than ever."
Fans took to social media to wish him a speedy recovery. Twitter user sibusisomthiya said:
"Hope he gets better soon. He’s a perfect fit on The Queen. Please be patient with him."
"Wishing him a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be dating Harriet... kukekube no action nje."
"Wish you all the best, health comes first."
"Get well soon. You are in our prayers God bless you."
"Lulama ndoda SA needs you more!!! May the Lord grant you your perfect health."
It is definitely a good idea for Menzi to recover fully. Briefly.co.za previously reported that Generations: The Legacy has stopped production following another coronavirus scare on the set.
The soapie didn't shut down production when a first crew member was exposed to Covid-19. Staffers were said to be on edge after a second person was recently exposed to the virus. A statement has since been released on behalf of the production, explaining the situation.
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