Zahara and Vusi Nova. Image screenshot via YouTube

‘She’s not awake or speaking’: Vusi Nova gives update on Zahara’s health

Singer Vusi Nova has opened up about his friend and award-winning musician Zahara who has been in hospital for more than two weeks.


Zahara and Vusi Nova. Image screenshot via YouTube

Musician Vusi Nova says it breaks his heart seeing his friend and fellow singer Bulelwa “Zahara” Mkutukana unresponsive at the hospital.

The Loliwe hitmaker was hospitalised and transfered to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) almost three weeks ago, according to Zimoja.

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Vusi told the publication that Zahara looked healthy and happy the last time they spoke. The Ndikuthandile hitmaker shared that they were preparing for a gig outside the country.

“She was okay, doing perfectly fine. We were sorting out details for a gig in Mozambique and she was looking forward to it and then this happened,” he says.

“There were no signs of ill health or anything. She was her usual self. Life is weird at times, you think you are okay and healthy but your body has other plans.

“Knowing that she is lying there, helpless hurts,” he added.

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Vusi says he’s been visiting Zahara everyday and sometimes she appears to be making progress, but other days she seems to be regressing.

“I have been going to see her everyday. Days are not the same. Some days she is fine, getting better and some days I leave there crying,” he says.

“At the moment she is not awake or speaking and I am praying and hoping that today when I visit her she will be awake.

“It breaks my heart. It’s tough seeing someone so full of life. Bulelwa is very out there, bossy, vibrant, expressive. To see her in that light is frustrating for me,” he says.

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On Monday, 27 November, the musician’s family released a statement confirming the singer was hospitalised and asked for privacy and prayers for her speedy recovery.

“We wanted to take this opportunity as a family to express gratitude for the outpouring of love, support and compassion for our dearest Zahara since the recent media articles about the nature of her health. For your kindness and concern, and because we know you love Zahara, we wanted to give you an update on our daughter’s health.

“Zahara has been admitted to the hospital for a week following complaints about physical pains. The doctors are working diligently and we await further updates from them.”