Popular actor Israel Matseke-Zulu has cleared air on the trending rumours that he died on Tuesday.
The star is popular for several roles that including Don on Gomora which have won hearts in Mzansi.
Multitudes were taken aback when social media reports circulated with claims that he had died.
Entertainment commentator, Phil Mpela shared a statement from Israel Matseke Zulu’s PR team regarding the death hoax and insensitive posts which were made on Tuesday.
In the statement, the public relations team said Israel is very much alive and recovering well at home. They also revealed that death hoaxes about Israel happen every year without fail.
“The rumor of the passing of GP-MaOrange remains that: rumor. They are an annual occurrence without fail. Israel is very much alive, recovering at home with family, and in high spirits. He will be celebrating his birthday on the 28th of December, and maybe those wishing him dead will for once have an opportunity to wish him long life then. He saw the rumor and just laughed it off,” reads the statement.
Israel who portrays the character of a villainous gangster ‘Don’ abruptly left Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela Gomora because he had gangrene on his right leg.
Ironically, the death rumours circulated just a couple of days after he came out to speak on his journey to recovery. He revealed that he is receiving the best medical attention and recuperating well at home.
Israel also revealed that he no longer uses a wheelchair, instead, he now uses crutches to move around.
“I am recovering well at home and receiving the best medical attention.”
“I now use crutches to walk and no longer use a wheelchair, this is a sign that I am getting better,” he said.