Israel Matseke Zulu says his disease was the real reason why he left Gomora

Johannesburg – Actor Israel Matseke Zulu has revealed the real reason why he quit the hit show on Mzansi Magic, Gomora.

It turns out the much-loved actor has been suffering in silence due to an illness.

The former Yizo Yizo star shared that he was diagnosed with a disease that has been affecting his legs.

“I have been inundated with messages from my concerned fans and friends over the reports of my illness and subsequent departure from the TV drama series Gomora,” he said in a statement which he posted on his Instagram page.

“It is true that I have been diagnosed with a disease which severely affected the functioning of my legs making it difficult for me to walk properly and function well on set during the filming.”

Isreal further said that the illness makes it difficult for him to perform as an artist.

“The growing demands of my job at Gomora made it difficult for me to give my all to the show, due to this illness that effectively rendered me semi-crippled.”

He added that the illness started shortly after he joined Gomora, as a mild pain in his legs which he took lightly.

“I love Gomora as a show which I have been close to from its inception, more so that it set up in my hood Alexandra township.

“At the same time, I am the kind of actor who, when I do what I like, I want to be able to go full force, give it my all. I wasn’t able to do so in the last few month before I requested to be written off from the show. “

He says he appreciates the show producers and fellow actors for their empathy

“I am currently receiving the best medical treatment, and I am in high spirits having passed what I believe to be the worst stage of my situation,” he went on to say.

View the actor’s statement that he posted on Instagram below: 

Gomora is a South African television drama series produced by Seriti Films, which first aired in March 2020.

The show has been a hit in South Africa and it is an M-Net original production commissioned for M-Net’s local interest channel Mzansi Magic.

The drama series replaced Isthembiso, on the channel.

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