Singer Zahara

Zahara is feeling much better after falling ill over the weekend. Image: Supplied

Zahara’s family is reportedly awaiting funds for doctors to do more tests

Award-winning musician Zahara was admitted into hospital and transfered to ICU almost two weeks ago after falling seriously ill.

Singer Zahara

Zahara is feeling much better after falling ill over the weekend. Image: Supplied

More funds are reportedly needed for doctors who are examining musician Zahara to do more tests on her.

This is according to a source who told Zimoja that the singer is running low on funds each day she is in hospital.

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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.

According to a source who spoke to Zimoja, Zahara’s family does not have the amount of money needed by the hospital. The source revealed that the Loliwe singer’s fiancé, Mpho Xaba, has been paying for almost everything thus far.

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“Zahara is still awaiting more funds to do more tests before she can be put in the long queue for a liver transplant. But no one is coming to assist her, despite promises done privately by some of her music industry colleagues.”

The source added that the musician’s brother also managed to raise funds for tests.

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Last week, 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.

“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.”

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