Man­doza’s wife opens up about his brain can­cer di­ag­no­sis

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

PRAYERS and well wishes have poured in for kwaito star Man­doza af­ter re­ports emerged that he had been di­ag­nosed with a brain tu­mour.

Speak­ing to YOU mag­a­zine, the artist’es wife, Mpho, ex­plained what led to the di­ag­no­sis.

“About two weeks back, he com­plained of se­vere headaches and prob­lems with his eye, not the same eye as be­fore and we de­cided to go see an op­tometrist.”

She says it was “like his­tory re­peat­ing it­self”, as the Nkalakatha singer had bat­tled squa­mous cell car­ci­noma, a type of skin can­cer, just last year. Af­ter un­der­go­ing an MRI scan, the cou­ple were in­formed that the can­cer was back and it had de­vel­oped into a brain tu­mour. About the phys­i­cal state of her hus­band, Mpho says he is still able to walk, eat, talk and write, but has those mo­ments when he feels dazed.

“At some point, all of this does take its toll on you but in all hon­esty, I’m stronger for it. My faith in the Lord has got me through many things and it’ll get us through this too, He has man­aged to pro­vide,” she says.

She also opened up about why they de­cided to make the news of Man­doza’s health pub­lic, say­ing: “we’ve fig­ured that the more prayers we can get, the bet­ter.”

Man­doza is still set to per­form at the SABC con­cert at Or­lando Sta­dium on Septem­ber 24. – Chan­nel24

Man­doza with wife Mpho

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