Thembisa Mdoda is still alive despite testing positive for COVID-19 in 2021. The House of Zwide actress fought for her life in August 2021. She survived COVID-19 after spending months in the hospital and has been active in the entertainment industry since making full recovery.
Is Thembisa Mdoda Still Alive Now?
Yes, Thembisa Mdoda is alive and kicking despite having a serious health issue in mid-2021. The actress cum TV presenter tested positive for COVID-19 and after a long battle, she was discharged in late August 2021. She was then recovering at home and was advised by the doctors to take a six-month break from her work in the entertainment arena.
Thembisa Mdoda plays Nikiwe Ndlovu.
Nikiwe makes an entrance on the House of Zwide storyline as the owner of the biggest pageant on the African continent — Miss Africa. She modelled with Faith years ago and has a complicated history with Funani. #KgopoloReports https://t.co/XSSNyKvV7s pic.twitter.com/w8H4Os3OVX
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) February 22, 2022
The former Our Perfect Wedding presenter made full recovery in early 2022. And she made a comeback on the small screen with a debut in the e.tv hit series, House of Zwide in February 2022. Since then, she has been busy working as an actress, TV presenter, and producer. Thembisa Mdoda has been in good spirits since surviving COVID-19.
What Happened to Thembisa Mdoda?
On August 4th, 2022, Thembisa Mdoda tweeted that she was in her most vulnerable state and fighting for her dear life in a hospital bed. She revealed in the tweet that her kids were feeling her grief and as a result, were comforting her on the phone. Even though she didn’t disclose the ailment that got her in the hospital, she made it public that she had taken a break to heal and also focus on loving her people.
Following the loss of veteran actor and producer, Shona Ferguson to COVID-19 in the previous month, it wasn’t long before the rumor mill had it that Thembisa Mdoda had passed on. The actress, who was still fighting to be alive, never commented on the rumor. Instead, her family asked for prayers from the public following her admission to the hospital in July 2021.
At my most vulnerable. I actually don’t have the strength for anything else. Time to breakaway❤️. Stay safe everyone. Love your loved ones. Love them hard.
— Thembisa Liyema Nxumalo (@tembisa) August 4, 2021
Later, in the next month, they gave an update on her health, informing the general public that the SAFTA Award-winning TV presenter was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April 2021. She was then receiving treatment at Sandton Mediclinic. However, she fully got admitted to the hospital after her health condition was worsened by an allergic reaction.
Also, in the statement released by Mdoda’s family, they reassured South Africans that the TV star was in a good state and would be discharged in a short while. Thembisa Mdoda was lucky to be alive as the doctors diagnosed her in time and treated her with utmost care. She actually left her fans panicking after revealing that she was fighting for her life at the hospital.
Nevertheless, her family’s public statement was able to calm the situation, having given the assurance that she was receiving the best medical care at the Sandton Mediclinic and on the verge of leaving the hospital. They also thanked South Africans for their prayers and support. The former The Queen star was eventually discharged from the hospital in late August 2021.
Thembisa is Grateful to Mzansi
After leaving the hospital to recover at home, Thembisa Mdoda took to Instagram to show appreciation to South Africans for their prayers and the outpouring of love she received. She revealed in the post that she had been visiting Morningside and Sandton MediClinics in Johannesburg since April when she tested positive for COVID-19.
She had to spend a full month in the hospital after her condition worsened and it was a frightening time for her. While thanking her colleagues, friends, and family, the actress also said that her husband, Eric Nxumalo, and children had been her saving grace all through the scary period. She particularly appreciated her hubby for taking excellent care of her throughout her healing period.
She further asserted that she married an incredible human being who constantly assured her that everything will be okay while staying by her side every day at the hospital. To be able to survive COVID-19 is a blessing Thembisa Mdoda does not take for granted.