It was reported recently that veteran actor Menz Ngubane, 55, was fighting for his life at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg suffering from an alleged kidney problem.
In a statement released by the family of Menzi, they note concerns.
The family says they are 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,” they wrote.
“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 wife of Menzi Sikie Ngubane says Menzi is “receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health.”
“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, “she adds.
Lauren Nell, Show runner, Ferguson Films says Menzi is anticipated to start filming on the Queen in July.
“We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him on set soon. We are keeping him and his family in our prayers.”