Cape Town – South African radio and television personality, Jeremy Mansfield, will no longer be interacting with his fans via a live Zoom session, as had been planned.
This is after his recent appearance on social media was targeted by trolls.
Last week, Mansfield made an appearance on the Facebook account of his former colleague and friend, Samantha Cowen, showing gratitude to his supporters for their kindness.
He gave an update on his condition saying he had “up and down” days and indicated that he wanted to have a “Zoom session” to chat with the people that had supported him.
However, in an update on Facebook, Cowen said the planned Zoom session will no longer be happening after “unpleasant, but not life-threatening” trolls targeted the broadcast veteran’s recent appearance.
“As his friends, we can’t allow a situation where someone might take that opportunity to be cruel. As you can see, he is frail, and we won’t risk him getting hurt emotionally while he is suffering physically,” she said
Cowen added: “I am heartbroken to have to write this.”
She also thanked those who shared kind words with the former radio personality after the video appearance.
“He was very touched, and I think it made a huge difference to him to know how many people love him.”
Jeremy announced his stage 4 liver cancer diagnoses earlier this year and revealed it was terminal.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe