Mbongeni Ngema: Leleti Khumalo Credits Late Ex-husband for Moulding Her Career: “I Owe a Lot to Him”

Mbongeni Ngema: Leleti Khumalo Credits Late Ex-husband for Moulding Her Career: “I Owe a Lot to Him”

  • Leleti Khumalo honoured the late Mbongeni Ngema with a touching tribute
  • The veteran actress credited her ex-husband for helping mould her into a globally-recognised star
  • Mzansi showed love to Leleti for being gracious in her statement
Leleti Khumalo paid tribute to Mbongeni Ngema
Leleti Khumalo praised Mbongeni Ngema for his contributions to the music industry and moulding her career. Images: leletikhumalo, mbongeningema_.
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Leleti Khumalo is among the many South Africans mourning Mbongeni Ngema. The Sarafina! actress paid tribute to Ngema with a short tribute, honouring his legacy and giving her an opportunity to share her talent with the world.

Leleti Khumalo honours Mbongeni Ngema

It goes without saying that Mbongeni Ngema's death was a huge knock for the South African entertainment industry and was followed by countless tribute posts from fans and colleagues alike.

One colleague in particular, Leleti Khumalo, honoured Ngema during a video interview with Siphamandla Goge, where she not only praised the playwright/ ex-husband's contributions to the entertainment industry but also thanked him for giving her an opportunity:

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"These are very sad times, it's sad for everyone, especially the family; I'm here to support. Madlokovu basically introduced me to this industry. I was very young and I owe a lot to him."
"Unfortunately, he has passed and there's nothing we can do about that. But my whole career, I owe to him. He introduced me, he put me on the global map, I'm known throughout the world because he took me from Kwamashu and placed me in the industry."

Mzansi shows love to Leleti Khumalo

Netizens are impressed by Leleti Khumalo's response and praise of Mbongeni Ngema:

Mnqobi_12 praised Leleti:

"I love people with sound minds. What a lady!"

Lekoba_ wrote:

"Leleti is everything and more."

NtombikayiseBa6 said:

"Such a gracious lady, Mam’uLeleti."

Meanwhile, some netizens brought up the fact that Leleti didn't address their alleged violent past:

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KhumaloFk said:

"Where is the 'I believe her' group? They insulted Mbongeni here on Twitter for what he’s done to Leleti, but the so-called victim herself is not bothered."

willymosibi asked:

"Where are the feminists now?

Mbongeni Ngema's friend breaks silence on Shaka iLembe

In an earlier report, Briefly News shared online reactions to Mbongeni Ngema's friend/ associate, Themba Ndaba's alleged statement regarding the popular show Shaka iLembe.

According to the film producer, the show's concept was stolen from them after they failed to produce it due to financial constraints.

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Moroba Moroeng (Entertainment editor) Moroba Moroeng is an entertainment writer at Briefly News and a University of Johannesburg alumni (Public Relations and Communications, 2018). She was the content manager and, later, editor for HipHop Africa, where she honed her proofreading, leadership, and content management skills. Having begun her career as a content writer for Slikour OnLife, Moroba has over four years of experience as a writer specialising in music journalism and entertainment. She joined Briefly News in 2023 and passed a set of training courses by the Google News Initiative. Email: moroba.moroeng@briefly.co.za