Manie Pretorius used to be a sports enthusiast who weighed just 70 kilograms. Just a few years later, Pretorius weighed almost 200 kilograms and was diagnosed with Diabetes. He was surviving day to day life on multiple pain killers because his knees and back could not sustain the vast amount of weight he had put on. Desperate, he underwent a gastric bypass operation – where parts of his stomach were stapled, shrinking it in size. Now healthier, Pretorius says there are no magic quick-fixes. Losing weight and keeping the weight off is hard work, but he’s now committed to staying slim, for the sake of his health.
Health-e, in collaboration with current affairs show, Checkpoint bring you the tragic stories of lives lost at the hands of a Potchefstroom doctor.