This is why Israel Matseke Zulu is leaving Gomora

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Israel Zulu has been diagnosed with a disease that affects his limbs.
Israel Zulu has been diagnosed with a disease that affects his limbs.
Frennie Shivambu

When he was killed off the show, no one was happy. In fact, fans were so annoyed they flocked to his pages to find out what really happened. 

They loved their Don on Gomora and wanted him back. But it's not possible right now, veteran actor Israel Zulu has shared. 

The actor asked to be written off the show to deal with a medical issue, he said in a statement. 

“It is true that I have been diagnosed with a disease, which severely affected the functioning of my legs making difficult for me to walk properly and function well on set during the filming. It also makes it difficult for me to perform as an artist or throw in those Ghetto Professors dance moves that you know me for when invited to gigs. The growing demands of my job at Gomora made it difficult for me to give my all to the show due to this illness that effectively rendered me semi-crippled."

It started shortly after he joined Gomora "as some mild pain in my legs which I took as a passing phase. I love Gomora as a show which I have been close to from its inception, more so that it set up in my hood Alexandra township. At the same time I am the kind of actor who when I do what I like I want to be able to go full force, give it my all.”

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He says that in the past months he hasn’t been able to perform to the best of his ability which is why he requested to be written off the show.

“I appreciate the show producers and fellow actors for their understanding and for carrying me until the end. I apologise to the multitudes of my fans for my exit and hope you continue to support the show, especially the young crop of actors who are really doing their best to make it exciting. I am currently receiving the best medical treatment, and I am in high spirits having passed what I believe to be the worst stage of my situation.

"I thank everyone for the kind messages and prayers during this time. I thank my family and friends for the support and being by my side. My God and ancestors are working wonder on me. I can assure you, GP-MaOrange will be back very soon! Spirit!”

 Read statement here: 

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