Cancer affects many people’s lives. While some have managed to beat it, not everyone is fortunate to have a happy ever after.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 16 percent of people die of cancer. Men are most affected by lung, liver, stomach, colorectal, and prostate cancer, while women are most affected by breast, lung, colorectal, cervical, and stomach cancer.
Between 30 and 50 percent of cancer types are preventable by avoiding, amongst others, tobacco products.
There are a number of South African celebrities have had to fight cancer but lost the battle.
The legendary musician lost his battle to prostate cancer in 2018. The jazz veteran had been fighting prostate cancer since 2008.
Koyo Bala was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and died in 2016. The gay socialite was determined to beat cancer and go back to making music but lost the battle before he could release another album.
At the age of 70, the legendary producer, jazz, fusion and mbaqanga musician succumbed to lung cancer.
The 44-year-old died on Friday after battling colon cancer for two years. The radio veteran announced in 2017 that he would be off-air as he fought the disease. He returned to the airwaves in August last year for a short time but lost the battle last week.
In other news – In pics – Tendai Mtawarira the Beast and his Beautiful wife
Behind every successful husband is a wife: Meet Tendai Mtawarira’s gorgeous wife. Meet Kuziva Makore-Mtawarira the woman behind the man of the moment, rugby star Tendai Mtawarira affectionately known as The Beast.
Kuziva is a Psychology student, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Cuticles Nailbar. According to Tendai, his mother spotted Kuziva Makore singing in church in January 2009, and gave her Tendai’s number. continue reading