Israel Zulu's Leg Reportedly Amputated

The actor was diagnosed with gangrene

By  | Dec 13, 2021, 08:49 AM  | Israel Matseke Zulu  | Top of The

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Israel Zulu has reportedly had his leg amputated after living with gangrene for some time now. Sunday World reported that the Gomora actor is said to be recovering at his home, after losing his right leg.

Read more: Israel Reveals Reason For Exiting Gomora

The iconic actor opened up about his struggle with this dangerous condition and said he is surrounded by family. He had to exit Gomora - he played the character Don - as he was using a wheelchair, and it proved to be a challenge.

In a statement he released a few days ago, the actor said he asked to be written off the show so that he can focus on his health. Israel revealed that he had been inundated with messages from his concerned fans and friends over reports of his illness and subsequent departure from the drama series.

“It is true that I have been diagnosed with a disease, which severely affected the functioning of my legs making difficult for me to walk properly and function well on set during the filming. It also makes it difficult for me to perform as an artist or throw in those Ghetto Professors dance moves that you know me for when invited to gigs. The growing demands of my job at Gomora made it difficult for me to give my all to the show due to this illness that effectively rendered me semi-crippled," he stated.

There were even death hoax rumours which were said to be hurtful but he just laughed them off.

Now, the actor apparently told Sunday World that he has had an operation to remove his right leg, which was the one affected. The operation reportedly took place at a Sandton hospital two weeks ago.

Like he said in his statement that he will be making a come back after his rest at home, it is rumoured that producers might just bring him back on Gomora -  as soon as next year!

“Without a doubt, the man is a legend and Gomora needs him,” said a source to the publication.

The diagnosis was given shorty after joining the show, when he started experiencing some mild pains which he "took as a passing phase."

"I love Gomora as a show which I have been close to from its inception, more so that it set up in my hood Alexandra township. At the same time I am the kind of actor who when I do what I like I want to be able to go full force, give it my all," he continued.

“I appreciate the show producers and fellow actors for their understanding and for carrying me until the end. I apologise to the multitudes of my fans for my exit and hope you continue to support the show, especially the young crop of actors who are really doing their best to make it exciting. I am currently receiving the best medical treatment, and I am in high spirits having passed what I believe to be the worst stage of my situation."

The actor will be returning to the spotlight, in no time, "I thank everyone for the kind messages and prayers during this time. I thank my family and friends for the support and being by my side. My God and ancestors are working wonder on me. I can assure you, GP-MaOrange will be back very soon! Spirit!”

Read next: #Gomora: Zodwa Misses Don!

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