Veteran actor, Menzi Ngubane’s wife, Sikie Ngubane has released a statement on his health condition.
The family of Menzi Ngubane have released an official statement following reports that the former Generations actor has been hospitalised due to complications related to previous surgery.
The reports sparked the #PrayForMenziNgubane hashtag, which quickly rose to the top of Twitter trends on Tuesday.
The family responded to the rumours in an official statement, saying they are aware of the "inaccurate and unverified news" and "unwarranted social media panic."
"We understand their concerns and support for Menzi, but as the family, we appeal to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that has not been verified and confirmed by the family," said the statement issued by Sebabatso Media on behalf of Menzi.
Earlier on social media, news had spread that the actor was in a critical condition, however his wife said that was not the case.
She said in a statement that the media, over exaggerated her husband’s prognosis and warned people from making statements which have not been confirmed or verified by the family.
“I would like to confirm that my husband is receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health,”.
“The family is also aware that due to the spread of this inaccurate and unverified news, his fans have even gone as far as sending their messages of his speedy recovery on social media, spawning an unwarranted social media panic. We understand their concerns and support for Menzi, but as the family, we appeal to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that have not been verified and confirmed by the family.
To this end, we wish to continue as the family to offer him the support he needs following his recent visit to the doctors. It is this visit that has been grossly exaggerated by newspapers and social media users,”
“We are aware that South Africans are concerned about his health and would like to thank them for their prayers, and appeal to them to respect hospital/doctor/patient confidentiality.
Menzi wishes to take this opportunity to fully recover and get back to work as soon as possible.”