- King Goodwill Zwelithini has been admitted to ICU for treatment of his perennial diabetes
- Several blood tests revealed that Zwelithini's glucose levels were irregular prompting his medical team to take action
- Diabetes is a known comorbidity of Covid-19 and as a result, his medical team are being extra caustious
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been admitted to hospital and is being treated for his diabetes in the ICU ward.
A statement was released on Sunday morning revealing that IFP MP Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi had been admitted to hospital after a blood test revealed "several unstable glucose readings" over the last couple of weeks according to Times Live.
The issues with Zwelithini's blood sugar levels were not solved and he was admitted to Zululand hospital for further treatment.
His medical team are being extra cautious as diabetes is known comorbidity in cases of Covid-19 according to News24.
Social media users have taken to the internet to share messages, praying that the king has a speedy recovery.
"King Goodwill Zwelithini has been hospitalised & is in Intensive Care. The Zulu King who is diabetic was admitted after several unstable glucose readings raised concern. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaking on behalf of the royal family says Drs placed him in ICU to stabilise him."
"On behalf of the Eastern Cape Government, we wish a speedy recovery of the Zulu King Isilo Goodwill Zwelithini who has been hospitalised for treatment of his diabetic illness."
"Recover very soon and the @ANCECape will continue to keep you in our prayers and God heal you fast."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africa Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has said warned that the continuous hoarding of vaccinations by other countries will have dire consequences for the African continent and its people.
According to Mkhize, Africa will need to vaccinate at least 780 million people in order to avoid becoming a future source of Covid-19 once people from other continents across the world have all been vaccinated.
In the same breath, Mkhize said that African countries should prepare for a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections, which is why other countries hoarding vaccinations is simply unacceptable and will leave Africa bearing a heavy burden.
In other news, Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who gained global recognition and love for helping raise $45 million (R672 million) to help UK's National Health Service fight against COVID-19, succumbed to the virus on Tuesday 2, 2021.
He achieved the feat in April 2020 by pledging to walk 100 laps around his garden despite depending on a walking frame with wheels to move since breaking his hip.
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