Sophie Lichaba, née Mphasane, formerly Sophie Ndaba, is a South African actress. She played Queen Moroka in the soap Generations. In 2016, she was guest judge in the final Miss South Africa 2016 beauty pageant.
Some accused her of lying, claiming she has HIV or cancer. Sophie has also been the victim of several death hoaxes.
She has held her head high despite the hate and continues to be a proud ambassador for people living with diabetes.
“Diabetes affects your lifestyle, family and job. I am not the same Sophie I used to be … I have recently taught my husband how to test my blood sugar because he has to know what to do when I collapse,”
Sophie is not the only local star who has opened up about what it is like living with diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic. Singer Holly Rey told her fans on Instagram that it is a “scary time” for diabetes sufferers.
Actress Sophie Lichaba says she is grateful to be alive following a visit to the hospital.
The Lockdown star, who has diabetes, revealed on Instagram that she was admitted to the emergency room during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have seen [the] emergency room once in this delicate time [and it] was just high sugar levels. The doctors, the nurses, the caregivers, the police, the army who daily sacrifice themselves. They all have families that need them too. We pray for you,” she wrote.
Sophie urged her followers to be responsible during the lockdown. “I’m living with diabetes most vulnerable to this pandemic. I’m still here. So grateful. But from tomorrow [1 June] #lockdownlevel3. Let’s be responsible.”
The 48-year-old was diagnosed with diabetes around six years ago.