After spending several weeks in hospital, including four or five days on oxygen in an intensive care unit, former The Queen actor Mlamli Mangcala is back home and in high spirits.
The star was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month after struggling to breathe and when he was unable to walk.
He underwent treatment and was told he had developed bilateral pneumonia, in addition to Covid-19. He said he had lost more than 27kg because of the illness.
The star has since been on the road to recovery, sharing his journey with fans on Facebook, and he returned home this past weekend.
“Home sweet home, no place like home,” he captioned a picture of himself surrounded by loved ones. The star has been holding discussions with several experts to raise awareness about the coronavirus, and opened up about his own treatment.
He said the best thing people could do is boost their immune system until they show symptoms that could be treated.
The star was flooded with messages of support and prayer after he posted a video of himself on oxygen last month.
He pleaded with fans to take the virus seriously, and said at one point he feared the worst. I thought I am gone … this will be it. I am not going to get out of this one”.
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