Actor Israel Matseke Zulu focuses on music as he announces “killer album”


Israel Matseke Zulu focuses on music after suffering from gangrene which led to the amputation of his leg.

The actor said his role on the soapie, Gomora is pending and he’s auditioned for other acting roles but yet to get a feedback.

Since his leg got amputated, work will be different for Israel as he says he can’t work for long on set, and he hopes the producers will give him breaks.

“I am working on something else now. Gomora is a question mark for me because I don’t know what will happen to my character. For now, I am focusing on music, and I can’t talk about acting yet,” says Matseke-Zulu.

The veteran who is famously known as “GP MaOrange” is currently working on a kwaito album.

He is set to release a new single titled Phihli Phohlo in October, ahead of the release of the 3rd studio album.

The Intuthwane star says the album aims to reunite kwaito artists and motivate the younger generation to keep kwaito music culture alive.

“Kwaito music is a Mzansi-founded genre, and this is the kind of music that we should learn to preserve. It stands for who we are as a country. I understand that as time goes by, people want to hear different sounds and there is always space to make it more entertaining for the people to enjoy.

“I am here to release the sounds we always loved. I am one of the kwaito musicians who are still alive, and I should play my part in preserving the sounds of kwaito,” he says.

Speaking about the album to be released in 2023, he said: “My next album is a killer, but it hasn’t been easy recording it because of my condition. Still, it will go out,” he says.

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