Actor Menzi Ngubane. Picture: Supplied
Actor Menzi Ngubane. Picture: Supplied

Menzi Ngubane still not healthy enough to start filming 'The Queen'

By Entertainment Writer Time of article published Jun 29, 2020

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Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane, who was set to start filming season 5 of "The Queen" in July needs more time to recover.

According to a statement Ferguson Films has been aware of the challenges Menzi has faced with his health, and through constant communication with him and his family, was kept abreast of his condition.

The Ngubane family have humbly requested that Menzi take more time to focus on his health and recovery. 

“We were very excited when we announced that Menzi will be joining 'The Queen' family, as he brings with him a wealth of experience. We will continue keeping them in our prayers and supporting them on this journey, and wish Menzi strength to continue fighting the good fight, and come back stronger than ever,” said The Queen executive producer Connie Ferguson. 

“We can’t wait for him to make his return soon to entertain our viewers with his charismatic acting skills and screen presence,”  added co-executive producer Shona Ferguson.

The Ngubane family have expressed great gratitude to all who have been concerned about his well-being and appreciate the prayers, and have asked for privacy to allow them to focus on Ngubane’s recovery.

“We at Mzansi Magic have been devastated by the news of Ngubane’s health challenges and would like to wish him a speedy recovery. The health and well-being of our talent remains a priority and we commend Ferguson Films for taking all the necessary precautions to allow him to focus on his health,” said Nomsa Philiso, Channel Director for local entertainment Channels at M-Net.

In May family of the veteran actor criticised “inaccurate and unverified news” that claimed the former "Isibaya" actor is critically ill, leading to widespread panic among fans.

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