ACTOR Israel Matseke-Zulu has had his leg amputated due to his struggle with gangrene.
According to news reports that broke over the weekend, the Gomora actor had his right leg amputated.
Israel opened up about his struggle with gangrene to Daily Sun last month when he announced that it was due to the illness that he left the Mzansi Magic drama series.
“The reason I am leaving the show is because I am sick. I started becoming sick shortly after I joined Gomora and I decided to leave the show because I saw it was becoming difficult for me because I can’t walk. When I was shooting my last scene, I was using a wheelchair to get on set,” he said at the time.
A week later, the actor’s management released a statement, that he was fine and no longer using a wheelchair. However, media reports over the past weekend said that he has now lost his leg.
Israel told the SunTeam that he wasn’t ready to talk about the amputation.
“I don’t know who gave the people who wrote the story about me the right to. And I know that you guys work in newspapers and you write about famous people and can write what you want, but I wasn’t willing to speak about it and I’m still not willing to speak about it,” said Israel.
“I’m not ready to talk about it yet. I don’t want to lie,” said Israel.