KWAITO STAR TO LOSE LEG
POPULAR kwaito star Tsekeleke, who is gravely ill with diabetes, has chosen death over the amputation of his right leg. I would rather die than to “have my leg amputated. I have faith and belief that God will answer my prayers. My father was also diabetic and he had a problem with his leg and they amputated it. But he later died of the disease, so I would rather die than have it amputated, he said.
” In a disparate move to avoid amputation, which will abruptly end his music career spanning over 20 years, the colossal kwaito sensation has turned to Incredible Happenings Church leader Paseka Mboro Motsoeneng for “” divine intervention.
Mboro has placed the kwaito star on a two-month rehabilitation programme called Eight Weeks of Incredible Journey with Mboro.
These, according to Mboro, are special prayer sessions for congregants suffering from leg-related illness.
News that Tsekeleke, real name Mixon Tholo, has turned to God was revealed by a congregant who commiserated with the ailing musician after seeing him limping to Mboro s church
’ last week. Speaking from the church s
’ gigantic marquee in Katlegong, Ekurhuleni on Tuesday, the Fatty Boom Boom hitmaker confirmed he was under the weather with diabetes and that he turned to Mboro to heal his lifethreatening disease. I have been to different “places looking for help but didn t get any. After watching
’ people on television saying they were healed by him, I decided to come to him for help. He is my last hope,” he said with tears rolling down his chubby cheeks.
The singer, whose eyes have plunged deep into their sockets apparently due to pain, said he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 10 years ago. I have been living with “this illness for 10 years and was managing it properly by taking medication. But in the past few weeks things changed. I get tired easily and have chest pains. My right leg started paining and swelling up. Now a sore has developed just under my big toe and it s growing bigger by
’ the day, he said.
” He said doctors told him that if the leg didn t get
’ better they would have to amputate it or he would die.
Tsekele said he came to Mboro s church last
’ Thursday after a series of visions and voices he had in his sleep telling him to approach the man of the cloth for help. I asked my producer “Skwayi to organise transport for me so I can come here and ask for help,” said the Daveyton-based artist.
The musician said he decided to seek help immediately after losing the senses of his leg last week. I can t feel my entire leg.” “’ Mboro said he welcomed Tsekeleke when he came to his church for help. When I heard that he “came to church and after listening to his problem, I placed him on a programme that we are embarking upon. He was lucky to have arrived when we were about to start. We will pray with him and he will be healed if he has faith. Im a clerk of God, I process
’ your application for help to God and He answers it,” he said.