Don From Gomora Death Hoax- According to the news we crossed on social media, earlier today, we were made to understand that Israel Zulu a South African entertainer, has passed away, which is a false news.
Some of the Tributes we came across are:
Skhothane crew Wrote: Black children.. there are sad news to share. Israel Motseke Zulu Skroef 🔩(Actor) has not feeling well for the past few days. He was a role model to kids in Alexandra, he was a real gangster, ntja ya game and many more. Now he left us, he died yesterday in the evening 29/11/2021
May his soul REST IN PEACE.
Itss Wrote: 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐤𝐞 𝐙𝐮𝐥𝐮(𝐒𝐤𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟).💔😭
Thandokazy wrote: Israel motseke zulu also known as Don skroef 😭💔💔may your precious soul rest in peace alwakho ugqatso ulufezile
One of the best actors in South Africa !!😭😭
Am out of words ,am soo sad bonanje💔💔
But with the new update coming to us now, we realized that it was a Death hoax, and that he is alive.
According to what his statement on November 22, we think some people might have misunderstood this and caused havoc on the media:
“STATEMENT BY ISRAEL MATSEKE-ZULU aka GP-MAORANGE
22 November 2021
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.
It is true that I have been diagnosed with disease which severely affected the functioning of my legs making difficult for me to walk properly and function well on set during the filming. It also makes it difficult for me to perform as an artist, or throw in those Ghetto Professors dance moves that you know me for when invited to gigs.
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.
The illness started shortly after I joined Gomora, as some mild pain in my legs which I took as a passing phase.
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.
I appreciate the show producers and fellow actors for their understanding and for carrying me until the end.
I apologise to the multitudes of my fans for my exit and hope you continue to support the show, especially the young crop of actors who are really doing their best to make it exciting.
I am currently receiving the best medical treatment, and I am in high spirits having passed what I belive to be the worst stage of my situation.
I thank everyone for the kind messages and prayers during this time. I thank my family and friends for the support and being by my side. My God and ancestors are working wonder on me.
I can assure you, GP-MaOrange will be back very soon! Spirit!
Issued on behalf of GP-MaOrange by Ice & Orange Entertainment”