Menzi Ngubane dies of stroke
Veteran South African actor Menzi Ngubane died from a stroke his family has revealed. Menzi died on Saturday and he was 56.
Speaking to Channel24, Naomi Mokhele from Sebabatso Media confirmed the actor’s death.
Menzi was well known for his on role shows like Generations and Gaz’Lam. In a statement shared with Channel24, the family of veteran actor Menzi Ngubane confirmed the star died at home from a stroke.
“As a family we wish to thank everyone for their continued and sustained support and the prayers for our beloved son whose battle with kidney failure and sugar diabetes had become an open secret over the years.
We wish to mourn the passing of our beloved son in private and we will communicate the funeral and other arrangements in due course,” said the family spokesperson.
The statement also addressed in detail Menzi’s struggle with kidney failure.
“Over the past ten years, the Ladysmith born actor spent much of his time in trying to demystify issues relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyles changes needed to cope with the diseases.
“Between 2010 and 2015, Ngubane’s numerous struggles with kidney failure resulted in him placed in a kidney’s recipients list and ultimately received a donor ensuring he continued and sustained his acting career until recently.
“Over the subsequent years, Menzi has spoken openly about his health problems and worked hard in spreading the word about kidney disease,” the statement read.-Channel 24.