Foreign Affairs and minister Sibusiso Moyo who had an emergency surgery at the Avenues Clinic has been on dialysis for sometime, it has been revealed.

“He is stable but sick and is currently surrounded by close members of his family ... only a few people have access to him. Hopefully, he will be out of hospital by the end of the week. He was operated on early today (yesterday) and the operation is related to his kidneys,” one of the sources told the Daily News.

Experts say that dialysis can give some people an extended life, while in others it provides additional time to locate an appropriate donor kidney for a kidney transplant (renal transplant).

It was not clear whether Moyo had gone through a transplant, with insiders at Avenues Clinic saying the hospital had both the skills and the capacity to carry out such procedures.