Generations' Luyanda Mzazi opens up about teen pregnancies in SA

Generations' Luyanda Mzazi opens up about teen pregnancies in SA

- Mzansi actress, Luyanda Mzazi, reflected on her character on Generations: The Legecy - Lesedi - who is playing the role of a pregnant teenager

- Luyanda said the story-line shows the struggle faced by many women in South Africa

- The actress says she draws emotions from being a new mom herself and also from the troubles that teenage women have to face these days

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Mzansi actress, Luyanda Mzazi, is back on Generations: The Legacy after her maternity leave and has been thrown into a hectic story-line about teenage pregnancy.

Luyanda plays the role of Lesedi, who is pregnant on the show, and said her character will soon have to face the challenges of being a teenager mother and what to do with the baby.

According to TshisaLive, the actress said the story-line is a struggle that many women in Mzansi face every day.

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“They are young, they are still at school, and they don’t really know if they will be able to handle motherhood. What’s more important is the support system. Half of them complain that their parents are there for them but not able to assist financially. They are stressing because now they are worried about how they are going to get enough to feed or clothe their baby.”

The actress said she can relate to these girls, being a new mom herself, and drew the emotions from this to play the role.

“The saddest thing is the lack of support that many face and just thinking about that, and my own experiences as a more privileged mother, helps me to cry on set and really bring emotion.”

Luyanda said she is loving being a new mom and it’s an amazing feeling.

“It is amazing. The one thing that has really changed is my priorities. I put my child first. I have a happy, healthy baby, so it isn’t that stressful.”

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Meanwhile, six months ago, reported that Luyanda Mzizi spent time away from the popular TV show, Generations: The Legacy, in which she plays the role of Lesedi. She wasn't written out of the story, she simply took time off to enjoy the joy of expecting her first child.

Drum Magazine reported that Gaaratwe Mokhethi, Generations' spokesperson, confirmed the happy news. However, Mokethi refused to give more information, such as how far along Luyanda was since the information was considered personal.

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