South African singer Zahara. Image via Instagram @zaharasa.

Prayers for Zahara following hospitalisation

Fans have wished multi-award-winning musician Zahara a speedy recovery after reports she has been in hospital for almost a week.


South African singer Zahara. Image via Instagram @zaharasa.

South Africans have wished musician Zahara a speedy recovery after it was reported that the Loliwe hitmaker is in hospital.


According to Zimoja, sources have revealed that the award-winning songstress and reality TV star was initially admitted to a medical ward, but later transferred to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as her condition became worse.

“Her liver is severely scarred and she may need a liver transplant,” said one source.

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In 2019, Zahara was hospitalised for the same health issue. At the time, her manager confirmed that she had spent her festive season in hospital after the doctors told her family that her liver was severely damaged, warning her to quit alcohol if she wanted to live longer.

Another source told Zimoja that Zahara is running low on funds for medical tests, as she allegedly does not have comprehensive medical aid coverage.

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A family member reportedly told the publication that they are trying to get ahold of Mafikizolo songstress, Nhlanhla Mafu (formerly Nciza). Nhlanhla is the ex-wife of Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza who who gave Zahara her big break over 10 years ago.

“We hear that she is aware that Zahara is battling with her health and she needs to do some tests. We are trying to get her to assist her financially because when TK took her to Joburg to record in 2010, Zahara stayed with them at their home for over a year. 

“As a mother, Nhlanhla will understand the situation that Zahara is in because she is the one who taught her about the hustle and bustle of the fast life of Joburg. They became so close that Zahara would tell us that Nhlanhla treated her like her daughter,” said the family member.

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“This is the time when her former boss, TK Nciza should come to her rescue. He is the one who discovered her when she was still a busker in the streets and at pubs. TK is a politician and should show ubuntu by helping this girl with her hospital bills.”

When her manager, Oyama Dyobisa, was contacted for a comment, he refused demanded to know who the sources were.