Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela passes on
Mzansi is in mourning following the sudden death of former Yo-TV presenter Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela.
The star who is best known for her starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic telenovela “Inkaba” died on Wednesday, according to a family statement shared on social media.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our beloved Lumko “Johnson” Leqela,” read the statement.
“They departed on the 14th of September 2022. Lumko first entered the public realm as a young teenager on the popular SABC 1 YoTV platform.
“They went on to nurture a career in television broadcast, radio production, and media at large. In their own words, Lumko was an “accomplished TV and radio super producer, actor, writer and big deal in most spaces”
“This is a gut-wrenching loss to the Leqela family, their loved ones, the LGBTQIA+ community, and ultimately to the South African broadcast and television community.”
According to the family statement, Leqela lived a life filled with purpose and authenticity.
“As we process this shock as a community, let us remember their light in this world.”
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