Mzansi Celebs

Actor Israel Matseke-Zulu’s leg amputated

Award-winning actor Israel Matseke-Zulu, who played Don in Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela Gomora, has had his leg amputated.

Matseke-Zulu, pictured, has been open about his struggle with gangrene, which led him to ask to exit the award-winning telenovela because of his health as he was struggling to get around on set.

The actor confirmed that he was recuperating after the operation on his right leg. Last month, in a statement issued by his management company Orange and Ice Management, the Yizo Yizo star said the gangrene “had rendered him semi-crippled”.

A source said he had the operation at a Sandton hospital about two weeks ago.

Interestingly, Gomora has paid a subtle but moving tribute to Matseke-zulu in its storyline with Teddy (Sicelo Buthelezi), who plays his son in the TV drama, polishing his shoes as a way of dealing with his grief.

Another mole revealed that the producers were toying with the idea of bringing his character back next year, as soon as he makes full recovery.

“Without a doubt, the man is a legend and Gomora needs him,” said the source. “He has the full and unwavering support of his family and friends.”


In other news – 8 months later: AKA shares romantic video with late Nelli Tembe (WATCH)

Mzansi rapper AKA remembers his late fiancee, Anele Nelli Tembe on her 8th month death anniversary. The 11th of April, 2021 was a sad day, as the 21-year-old was announced dead after jumping off a storey building, where she and the rapper lodged.

Nelli Tembe and AKA

Taking to Instagram this Sunday, Supa Mega shared one of their Tik Tok videos. In the video, Anele was busy doing her thing in the kitchen, while AKA came in to serve some leg works, and she also joined in the dance. Learn More