Nigerian veteran John Okafor famously known as Mr Ibu has been hospitalised for weeks due to a critical illness. On Tuesday, the family of the star reported that the leg of the actor had been amputated after seven surgeries.
The family appreciates people who have been supportive over the past weeks and solicited for more financial help.
“Good afternoon, Nigerians.. We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad, saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered,” reads the statement.
“As of 1 pm ,noon today , Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated.. This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.”
“Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get. Thank you everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported during this period as soon as he’s stable!”
In other news – Lebohang Mpyana’s memorial service to be held at Joburg Theatre
Details of actress and comedian Lebohang Mpyana, famously known as ‘Khelina’ from Mzansi Magic’s ‘DiepCity,’ memorial service have been released. The actress died after a short illness which her family confirmed in a statement.
“Lebo died after a short illness. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers in this time of bereavement. Memorial service and funeral service details will follow,” read the statement. Read More