Fans got excited when actor Israel Matseke Zulu was rumoured to be cast in a film alongside seasoned actor Samuel L Jackson. But he quickly poured cold water to these claims, saying it’s “all lies.” An excited fan started the rumour and said he wishes the Netflix film would not have any restrictions, because both…
Fans got excited when actor Israel Matseke Zulu was rumoured to be cast in a film alongside seasoned actor Samuel L Jackson. But he quickly poured cold water to these claims, saying it’s “all lies.”
An excited fan started the rumour and said he wishes the Netflix film would not have any restrictions, because both actors are known for their unfiltered nature.
Israel told TshisaLIVE that he did not know anything about this film and said he never entertains social media gossip.
“It’s all lies. I don’t know anything about it. You know how social media is. There was even a time when they said I was dead, so I think it’s one of those things,” he said.
The post gained the attention of a few social media users who congratulated the actor.Nay Maps: “This is what I’m here for! Man, what a time to be alive! Legends in one blockbuster!”Pallance Dladla: “I love thi
s”Mamphoo Brescia: “Yay. Congratulations Israel!! Love you.”
Delta Leo: “Gomora Alexandra stand up we are being represented here. Na manje. Congratulations bhut.”
Adzeugah: “Congratulations to Samuel L Jackson who will have the honour of co-starring along side the one and only sensational and mesmerizing king of kasi Kool, Isreal Matseke in a forth coming Netflix movie.”
Following his fight with gangrene, Israel made his anticipated comeback with a project by Nescafe: Made Strong. This campaign is aimed at educating people by using past experiences. Included in the campaign is Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza, HHP’s ex-wife Lerato Sengadi and Youngsta CPT.
Speaking to Drum, Israel detailed how his traumatic experience shaped him. “It was a very painful shock but it only came once like it was passing. After that I suffered from cold feet, sometimes my feet were stiff, sometimes I would limp and sometimes I would get out of bed in the middle of the night and sit on the couch and I would feel better because when I go to bed the pain would be heavy.”
“I thought I was going to die because some people kept on telling me that I am bewitched, I stepped on umuthi and it got into my body and that will travel to my heart and I will die. But now that I didn’t die, I found an opportunity to live again,” he said.
Israel said the leg amputation was a necessary procedure due to his condition. He said the doctors were confused because he had neither of the conditions which are said to be the cause of gangrene.
“What surprised the doctors was that although this is caused by high blood and sugar diabetes, I don’t have either. They then suspected that it might be smoking. That is why those who believe in witchcraft would say I have been bewitched. But I go with what medical scientists said, and that is why I quit smoking.”