‘ HE CAN’T FEEL HIS LEGS’
Thabang Lebese might never walk again
AILING former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates star midfielder Thabang Lebese’s fans might wake up to the heart-rending news that the retired footie is paralysed.
Sunday World can today reveal that Lebese cannot feel his legs after medics performed not one but two lumbar punctures – where a needle is inserted into the spinal canal to draw fluid.
His state has his family and friends worried that there is a possibility that he might not walk again.
Three of Lebese’s close friends say they cried when they saw him lying helplessly in his hospital bed at Helen Joseph Hospital in Joburg this week.
His former teammate at Kaizer Chiefs, Shakes Kungoane, says they are trying to organise a benefit match for him.
“I visited him twice in hospital and seeing him like that was very disturbing and painful.
“All I can say is we should pray for him to get well,” he says.
His aunt, who refused to identify herself, refused to comment, saying the family was tired of talking to the media about Lebese.
“The media must stay away from him.
’ not get his privacy.
“It is painful to the family and I wish you wouldn’t write anything about him.
“You ’ ll write only when we are ready to talk to you,” she said, threatening to take legal action against any newspaper that publishes a story about Lebese’s condition.