Menzi Ngubane’s family issues a statement on reports of him being sick

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Menzi Ngubane's family issues a statement on reports of him being sick

Award-winning veteran actor, Menzi Ngubane‘s family has released a statement on reports of him being sick. This comes after reports that he was critically ill in hospital and the #PrayForMenziNgubane hashtag that’s been at the top of trends lists on social media.

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In the statement shared on social media on Menzi’s behalf, his family set the record straight saying in part; “The family is also 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.”

The statement continues; “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. 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.”

Menzi’s wife, Sikie, also shared that he is resting at home following a visit to his doctors. She said in part; “I would like to confirm that my husband is receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health.”

Menzi Ngubane’s family issues a statement on reports of him being sick. Here’s a look at the full statement.

 

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Thank you for your concerns Mzansi. Here’s a STATEMENT RELEASED BY MY TEAM FOR CLARITY REGARDING MY HEALTH -: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement on reports that Menzi Ngubane is critically ill Tuesday, 26 May 2020 – The family of Menzi Ngubane notes with concern the recent spread of social media reports that our father and husband, Menzi Ngubane is critically ill. The family is also 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. 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. “I would like to confirm that my husband is receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health,” said Sikie Ngubane. 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. Issued by Sebabatso Media on behalf of Menzi Ngubane Contact Person: Naomi Mokhele Sebabatso Media PTY Ltd Email:[email protected] Twitter: @menzingubaneZA Instagram: @menzingubanesa

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