Absa Premiership

Former Sundowns star struggling with depression

2020-05-13 13:47
Zane Moosa (Gallo Images)

Zane Moosa has been struggling with depression says his brother, as his family rally round the former Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs star.

Smiley Moosa, South African soccer legend and older brother to Zane, says his sibling has struggled since his days as a SuperSport pundit came to an end in 2017.

Speaking on SAFM on Tuesday evening, Moosa Snr revealed the sad news, saying: "We are having a really tough time with Zane, to be honest with you when he was fired from his job as an analyst at SuperSport and it is still a mystery to me the circumstances surrounding his dismissal."

He added: "He was saying he was asked to shave off his beard, now Zane is a devoted Muslim like most of us and he told them that this is a culture of Muslim people to keep beards. The same thing with (Hashim) Amla, nobody tells Amla to shave his beard you know.

"Slowly but surely Zane was becoming more depressed and it became so bad that we had to admit Zane to a Psychiatric Hospital where he got treatment and improved and it looked like he was on the mend. Unfortunately, Zane was going back to his depressive ways and now he has locked himself up almost completely.

"He doesn’t want anybody to see him including his children. If you phone Zane he will not answer his phone, if you go to his house and knock he will not open the door. So we are in a situation here where we don’t know what to do, we don’t know how to handle this because he has received professional treatment. We are not Doctors and we are not Psychologists so we don’t know if we must take him back (to a Psychiatric Hospital) and if he is willing to go back."

 

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