Popular entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela, shared a post on Monday, 25 May 2020, alleging that news reports that former Isibaya actor, Menzi Ngubane, is currently in hospital. Phil tweeted that the “actor has been admitted to hospital with a recurring kidney problem. The reports paints a dire situation.”
That one tweet sent Twitter in pandemonium with fans of the legendary actor starting the #PrayForMenziNgubane thread. Tweeps have used the thread to create a prayer circle for Menzi like one post that sated, “Our Father, we call you father to come and be with our brother Menzi Ngubane. Give him the strength. We also Thank You for giving us such a talent which entertained us at all times. Be with his family at these hard times and be with us too.”
Following his post leading to the hashtag topping the Twitter trends list, Phil asked for calm in his follow up tweet. His tweeted stated, “That update is freaking people out! Okay, let’s wait for a positive verification. I apologize.”
The tweet was because the Ngubane family has yet to come out to confirm or deny the allegations put forward by Phil’s update.