AmaZulu striker, Bongi Ntuli, was rushed to hospital early this week after he suddenly fell sick. According to sources, Ntuli first fell got sick on 25 September in Polokwane when AmaZulu played against Polokwane City. It was just after his wedding when he complained of chest pains and could not play in the game. The 32-year-old Ntuli, who is married to club CEO Sinenhlanhla "Sne" Zungu, had to be rushed to a Netcare facility in Durban as his condition worsened.
The source told ZiMoja that when he did not respond to medication, he was immediately transferred to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, also in Durban for urgent surgery. "To be honest, we became worried because Netcare is a private hospital, but we became even more concerned when he was transferred to a government hospital. We are actually grateful and thank the hospital staff for saving Bongi's life. His wife was worried sick because he wasn't getting better," said the source.
Ntuli married Sne, the daughter of the team's President Sandile Zungu, a month ago at the bride's family wedding venue, the Zunguness in the midlands. "When the team lost 2-1 to Moroka Swallows on the Friday September 29, in a DStv Premiership match, Bongi was still not okay. The source adds that he tried to be strong, but he looked weak. Bongi went to Cape Town with his wife and other family members to support his brother-in-law, son of Sandile Zungu, for his traditional weddingo but when they got back from Cape Town, he got worse. That's when he was rushed to the hospital as he was vomiting blood," the source adds.
"There is a huge sigh of relief from his family and wife's family. His teammates were also worried about his health; hence they were visiting him in hospital," said the source. The team had allegedly been asked to keep Ntuli's health scare hush-hush. When called for comment, AmaZulu spokesperson, Philani Ndlela, refused to comment. "Why would you want to do a story about someone who is in hospital, unfortunately we won't comment,' he said before dropping the phone.