'Isithembu should be abolished' says actress Leleti Khumalo

Leleti Khumalo shares intimate details of her life as an actress, her difficulties in a polygamous marriage and the causes that she holds most dear.

Khumalo charmed her way into South Africans' hearts as a 16-year-old, starring as Sarafina in Mbongeni Ngema's production of the same name.

She has had leading roles in various productions over the years, including Generations and Yesterday.

She currently stars in telenovela Uzalo.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to her about the lessons life has taught her over the years.

Listen to the conversation below:

Even 40 years later, a lot of people watch Sarafina because they didn't know what had happened.

Leleti Khumalo, actress

Khumalo speaks out strongly against polygamy. She says the practice needs to be abolished. She herself became the second wife when she was much younger, soon after joining the cast of Sarafina.

I was very young, I didn't know what was happening... I don't want to blame him for what happened in our marriage. He told me he was going to divorce his wife and marry me.

Leleti Khumalo, actress

Khumalo founded an initiative called Leleti Khumalo's School Ground Project aimed at empowering teenagers across the country's impoverished communities.

I'm working on spreading my wings and giving back, especially the youth. Teenage pregnancy, drugs and alcohol abuse is just not for you.

Leleti Khumalo, actress

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Fred Khumalo on the ninth day of 'The Longest March'

[LISTEN] Fred Khumalo on the ninth day of 'The Longest March'

The author is on a 10-day walk highlighting the journey of Zulu mineworkers who walked from the gold mines in Joburg to Natal.

[LISTEN] How we can better tackle the decline in adoption

[LISTEN] How we can better tackle the decline in adoption

Azania Mosaka speaks to TLC Children’s Home managing director Pippa Jarvis .

Technological advancements played role in Kipchoge's marathon record - expert

Technological advancements played role in Kipchoge's marathon record - expert

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge made history by being the first to run a marathon in under two hours.

Gauteng could become the pollen epicentre of SA

Gauteng could become the pollen epicentre of SA

Head of the UCT Lung Institute’s allergy unit Professor Jonny Peter says they have started monitoring pollen in seven cities.

[WATCH] 'My dream was to share my thoughts through music'

[WATCH] 'My dream was to share my thoughts through music'

Musician Njabulo Mthunzi Ndimande joined Azania Mosaka in studio for this week's 702 Unplugged.

Meet award-winning fashion designer Paledi Segapo

Meet award-winning fashion designer Paledi Segapo

Segapo is an award-winning fashion designer and creative entrepreneur and founder of Jozi fashion label Palse.

Popular articles
'Zuma fighting to stop Nkandla being repossessed, can't afford criminal trial'

'Zuma fighting to stop Nkandla being repossessed, can't afford criminal trial'

Zuma is facing fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges; the trial has been postponed until February.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

The teacher has resigned following allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year old pupil.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir showing support to Springboks at Woolies goes viral

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir showing support to Springboks at Woolies goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Tourist steps out of his car to film lions at Kruger National Park

[WATCH] Tourist steps out of his car to film lions at Kruger National Park

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Dad dancing with daughter at school concert goes viral

[WATCH] Dad dancing with daughter at school concert goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.