Nokuthula Mavuso Battles COVID-19

A speedy recovery to her

By  | Jul 01, 2021, 03:03 PM  | Nokuthula Mavuso  | Top of the

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Actress Nokuthula Mavuso, also known as Nokuthula Ledwaba, has not been feeling well and her fans are concerned.

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What the Abomama actress thought was just a common cold has turned out to be worse than that as she has revealed to her followers that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The star, who rose to fame in the early 2000s as Lu on eTV's defunct youth soapie called Backstage, did not think much of the symptoms. Although she says they have subsided, Nokuthula said she experienced body aches, a sore throat, a cough and tiredness.

She is on day 5 of quarantine, and the days prior to that were like hell for her, especially when she skipped taking her vitamins.

Fellow actresses Terry Pheto and The Esatate's Dineo Langa wished her a speedy recovery in the comments section. Her followers also sent her sweet messages of recovery.

The country is currently back to level four of lockdown, as we have been hit with a third wave. This was a decision taken on the basis that COVID-19 infections are gradually increasing again. As a result, the President and Health department saw it fitting to enforce stricter protocols to try and curb the infection rate.

With the pandemic affecting lives across the globe financially, many people have forgotten that the biggest issue with the virus is that it affects us physically. Sadly, many people have lost their lives to the virus, including our beloved Dr Sindi van Zyl and Jackson Mthembu. Other celebrities, such a Zola Hashatsi have opening up about surviving this virus.

Therefore, protocols and regulations such as wearing masks; social distancing; sanitizing of the hands, should not be neglected. Dingaan Mokebe ka Khumalo who plays the character of James Motsamai on the SABC2 sudser, Muvhango, recently took to Instagram to slam fans for not protecting them when asking for pictures.

Dingaan called out fans who do not wear masks when approaching them in public, but expect them to yield to their requests when they ask for pictures: "You know we've got this sickness or this pandemic called covid or corona, and with my experience I've seen fans coming through and, firstly they don't want to do social distancing and secondly they want me to take off my mask because they want to take pictures. Now, I need to understand, are we being realistic?" also asking that fans remember that they, too, have families and they need to be protected.

Maumele Mahawu who plays Susan Mukwevho also expressed her concerns. She explained that fans should remember that they are approached by several other fans throughout the course of each day, so it isn't fair for them to expect pictures with no masks on and zero social distancing.

"We are human too. Corona can catch us too. So, please, have mercy on our lives. Let's not take pictures until this wave is done," she said.

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