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South African Celebrities Who Suffer From Epilepsy

Eusebius McKaiser’s sudden death this week after a suspected seizure has had many South Africans reeling in shock. He was just 45 years old.

According to reports, Eusebius battled epilepsy for the past three years. His family spokesperson, Deon Hilpert, revealed the news and expressed the difficulty the family is facing in dealing with the sudden passing.

More Celebrities Living with Epilepsy

Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes-Image Source@Twitter
Jonty Rhodes-Image Source@Twitter

Jonty Rhodes, the retired Proteas cricketer, has openly spoken about living with epilepsy. He described his condition as “mild” and mentioned that his seizures are only activated by a concussion. He does not require medication and can move around fairly easily. However, he acknowledged that many others with a more severe form of epilepsy face challenges such as not being able to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala

TKZee's Tokollo-Image Source@Instagram
TKZee’s Tokollo-Image Source@Instagram

Similar to Eusebius, Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala, the former TKZee musician, died after a fatal epileptic seizure. He developed epilepsy following a severe brain injury sustained in a car accident in 2001.

Zola 7

Kwaito Star Zola 7-Image source@Instagram
Kwaito Star Zola 7-Image source@Instagram

Zola 7, the popular Kwaito star, was diagnosed with epilepsy in recent years. In an interview, he discussed his illness, revealing that he experienced significant weight loss and moments of extreme sickness that left those around him fearing for his life.


Rap Star Prokid-Image Source@Twitter
Rap Star Prokid-Image Source@Twitter

ProKid, a renowned South African hip-hop artist, passed away in 2018 after a deadly epileptic seizure. The duration of his struggle with epilepsy is unclear.

Musa Manzini

Musa Manzini, a talented jazz musician, tragically died last month after suffering a severe seizure. His epilepsy developed after undergoing a rare head surgery called craniotomy in 2018.

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