Though the news is not straight at the moment, it has been confirmed that singer Mandoza is battling with brain cancer.
The family couldn’t confirm the level of his ill health. But, several sources had it that he is in a critical condition and may seek medical treatment abroad.
However, Mandoza’s wife Mpho in an interview on Tuesday told TMG something contrary to previous reports. According to her, the singer was not “fighting for his life.” In fact, she insisted that her husband was at home and not in the hospital as was reported earlier.
When asked for details, she referred us to a statement that the family released recently. Apparently, her emotions couldn’t allow her to give full details of her husband’s conditions.
The family’s statement reads;
“A great Son of our Mzansi Soil is in trouble. Mandoza Nkalakatha is fighting for his life after having cancer treatment in 2015. It has unfortunately metastasized to his brain. Doctors and medical staff are trying whatever they can and we are not giving up hope for his recovery.”
The statement also implored fans to pray for his quick recovery while treating the news with respect.
“Mpho and the Tshabalala Family has asked all his Friends and Fans to Pray for him‚ beckon the Ancestors and keep him in your thoughts during this time. Please also be respectful and discreet in how you react to this announcement.”
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Mandoza who has encountered various health challenges over the past two years has made frequent trips to the hospital.
Meanwhile, there are speculations that though all of Mandoza’s gigs have been cancelled, he will still be mounting the stage at the Thank YOU SABC Music Concert at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.