Former Gomora star Israel Matseke-Zulu’s leg got amputated last year in December, after he was diagnosed with gangrene.
At first, the actor refused to open up about the ordeal and slammed media outlets who shared it. Now, a picture of his amputated leg has gone viral on social media.
The thespian recently attended the funeral service of the late veteran actor Patrick Shai and he was on crutches. A picture of him standing with what appears to be his fans and without his leg has been leaked on social media.
Although he lost his leg, his fans took to social media to praise him. Despite losing his leg, a fan said he could still kill any character. They also wished him a speedy recovery.
Rest is peace Ntate Patric Shai!!! Salute!! To Israel Matseke Zulu wishing you a speedily recovery ❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/IBb8SoMiLC
— Mpho (@MphoPieLava) January 29, 2022
“Da Kay I am sad about his leg, and I am also glad he is still alive. He is a fighter, and I still have respect for GP MaOrange. Professor. Ma Ely God bless him. I wish you a speedy recovery my favourite. I’m with you during this difficult time.”
“Ncumisa Nyamakazi Shame get well soon.”
Sandile Mdlongwa “With or without an amputated leg, Israel Matseke-Zulu can murder any given character, shout the best ‘Voestek’ and get away with it. Shout out to this legend.”
The actor recently opened up to Sunday World about losing his right leg to the illness. He said that he lived in hell for seven months. “I would sleep on a couch for seven months every night because when I tried to sleep in bed, the pain would be unbearable,” he told the publication.
According to the publication, when he saw a doctor, after proper medical examination, he was told he had gangrene in his leg and that the infection was terrible. The actor continued to share that he was then advised to have his leg amputated because it would affect his kidney or the other leg.
“What surprised the doctors was that although this is caused by high blood and sugar diabetes, I don’t have either. They then suspected that it might be smoking. That is why those who believe in witchcraft would say I have been bewitched. But I go with what medical scientists said, and that is why I quit smoking,” the publication quoted Israel.
Speaking to Daily Sun, he said after his leg amputation in December he did not feel any pain. “I was free and I was fine emotionally and mentally. Physically, the pain I felt in my leg was completely gone”