FORMER Generations actor, Menzi Ngubane (Ngamla), has finally been given a lifeline.
After years of looking for a kidney donor, Ngubane has finally found a kidney donated by a white man.
When Sunday Sun called Ngubane, he said: “Yes, I found a kidney and it’s from a white gentleman.”
Last year, he was admitted at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg where the kidney operation was done.
Ngubane said he is grateful to the late Good Samaritan whose body parts saved the lives of seven other people.
“Even though I couldn’t meet the person who saved my life, I’ll use his kidney wisely,” he said.
“From what I’ve been told, he was an active guy who lived a healthy life.
I want to do the same when I’m back on my feet.”
Asked when he’d be getting back to work, he said: “I’ve been homebound for about four months because my treatment is so intense, but I’m happy to say this is my last month and I’m doing well.
I’m definitely ready to do what I’m good at – which is acting.
I want to thank everyone who prayed for me and I’m glad God gave me a second chance. Some people wait forever to get a kidney.”
Even though he doesn’t have any specific projects yet, Ngubane said he was weighing his options.
“I’m still in talks with various people and I know something will come up, but at the moment I’m focusing on my health,” he added.
Currently, the actor is not allowed to go out due to the intensity of his medication.
According to Ngubane, spending four months indoors has made him a better person.
His message to patients with kidney failure is that they mustn’t lose hope and should stay
“God is great and has a plan,” he said. “Everything happens for a reason, so hang in there. If I can do it, anyone can.”
– Sunday Sun