After going through the most over the past few weeks, Sophie Ndaba has decided to share a video on Instagram to squash death rumours once and for all.
Two weeks ago Sophie found herself on the Twitter trends list after it was rumoured that she had died. A few weeks before that Sophie was body-shamed for her weight loss.
Sophie, whose hair and face beat is on fleek in the video made it clear that she’s definitely not sick or dead.
“Living with Diabetes is not a death sentence. I’m living a fabulous life,” she said.
Watch the rest of the video here:
Sophie Ndaba-Lichaba’s fans were beside themselves with grief this week when news surfaced online that the actress had died from an “illness”.
The story wasn’t hard to believe as Sophie made headlines in September after social media users expressed concerns about her dramatic weight-loss.
Why does she look so thin? Does she have a terminal illness? These were just some of the questions that were asked when this picture of Sophie which went viral.
Sophie explained shortly after the image surfaced that she has diabetes.
“Living with diabetes doesn’t mean my life must stop. It means I will fight to live and encourage those who already are suffering from this deadly disease. I started my weight loss journey because I was obese and it affected my health. I made a confident choice to start eating well and lose weight,” she wrote on Instagram.
Also, speaking to The Juice, Sophie’s daughter, Shallon Ndaba, had no kind words for fake news manufacturers, before dismissing reports about her mother’s death, saying: “She is very much alive.”
Sophie is best-known for playing the role of Queen Moroka on the SABC 1 soapie, Generations.