Mandoza’s friend and producer Gabriel Gaby Le Roux broke the news on Tuesday that the kwaito star was “fighting for his life”, and it has now emerged that he is “serious but not critical”.
In the Facebook post, he revealed that the cancer had metastasized to Mandoza’s brain and that his family were appealing for the public to keep him in their prayers.
This morning, he wrote:
“Good morning all. The latest on Mandoza is:
1) His Condition is serious but not critical.
2) He is at home and on a good diet with treatment in place.
3) He cannot see at this stage, but he can walk around easily with guidance.
4) At this stage he is determined to make an appearance at the “100 Artists for R100” Event at Orlando Stadium this Saturday (accompanied by General GTZ).
PLEASE do not speculate or demand any further details. Simply keep him in your thoughts and prayers, we are all still hopeful for a full recovery! Thanks, G.”
On Tuesday, Le Roux shocked fans, writing:
“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.
“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.
Mandoza spoke highly of Le Roux on his reality TV show Rolling with Mandoza, as a great source of support during his career despite his troubled past, which included a battle with drug addiction.