An examination of MaZulu “Leleti Khumalo” from Imbewu, which focuses on broken marriages and children from a variety of various partnerships
Leleti Khumalo is a talented actress who has won numerous awards. You can catch her in the role of MaZulu on the drama series Imbewu: The Seed. Her performances in the films Sarafina, Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, and Yesterday have brought her acclaim on a global scale. Khumalo is not only a talented actor, but also a host of a radio show and a skilled musician.
She joined a youth dance group called Amajika, which was the beginning of her career in music as well as acting. She had wanted to be an actress since she was a young child.
During this period, Tu Nokwe served as a mentor to the young actor who was just starting out. Her rise from obscurity to fame began when she was just 15 years old and continued until she was an adult.
While Mbongeni Ngema was searching for new talent, the actor, musician, and playwright Mbongeni Ngema went to a garage where her youth group was performing.
Leleti was one of the performers that Ngema cast in one of his musical productions called Sarafina. Since then, neither Leleti Khumalo’s professional nor private life have been the same, and eventually, she has become a phenomenon on a global scale.
Khumalo is one of the most decorated South African Actresses, and despite the fact that she has been traveling the world, she has not stopped appearing on our local television screens.
In 2004, Khumalo starred in the films Hotel Rwanda and Yesterday. Yesterday was one of the films that was considered for an Academy Award nomination in 2005 for “Best Foreign Language Film.”
After that, in 2005, Khumalo became a cast member on Generations, one of the longest-running soap operas in South Africa, playing the role of Busiswe (Busi) Dlomo. Khumalo became a member of the Uzalo cast in 2015, taking on the role of Zandile “MaNzuza” Mdletshe.
After taking a break from acting for the better part of two years in order to focus on raising her children, she made her debut in the role. The amazing actress is currently starring as MaZulu, a main part, in the critically acclaimed South African television serial opera Imbewu: The Seed, and she has won the hearts of many viewers.
However, as of late, she has been more forthcoming about the details of her personal life. As a result of the fact that she shot to fame when she was still a teenager, she was forced to contend with a great number of obstacles.
It would appear that she kept them bored until she finally said that enough is enough. Her unhealthy marriage to Ngema was one of the crises that plagued the industry.
Her Dangerous Relationship with Ngema
Khumalo previously stated that the possibility of her losing one of her triplets was something that she could not stomach under any circumstances. Khumalo’s aggressive and poisonous relationship with Ngema, in addition to the loss of her pregnancy, was one of the lowest points in her life, according to Khumalo, who pointed this out.
She once claimed that she went through her entire 14-year marriage trying to make other people happy. Despite the fact that Ngema was loved, she was abused, which led to the destruction of everything.
The Experience of Love, Life, and GBV
Skhuthazo In 2012, Leleti Khumalo wed Winston Khanyile, who later became her husband. Khumalo was previously married to Mbongeni Ngema, who was 15 years older than her. During their marriage, Mbongeni Ngema became violent and abusive, which ultimately led to their divorce.
Khumalo is a mom of three little ones. The seasoned actress is a mother to a child with her longtime partner Ngema, as well as identical twins with her husband, the business magnate Khanyile.
There are five key points to remember about the skin disorder known as vitiligo.
A lot more people suffer from this skin ailment than you might imagine. Susan Moodley, a dermatologist based in Durban, describes vitiligo as a condition in which white patches of skin occur on various places of the body. This takes place as a result of the death of skin cells responsible for the production of pigment (color).
Leleti Khumalo, an actress, first learned that she had vitiligo when she was 24 years old, and the condition has gotten worse for her since then. Recent comments she made to True Love magazine include the following: “Even though it has changed the way I look, I do not mind. I don’t want my disease to be the focal point of my existence. What does it matter that I have it? I continue to be an actress on top of being a mother and a wife.”
Model Winnie Harlow, TV personality Graham Norton, actor Jon Hamm, and ballerina Michaela de Prince are some of the other well-known people who have been diagnosed with the illness. It’s likely that Michael Jackson is the most well-known star to have ever struggled with this disease.
According to Dr. Moodley, there are two distinct forms of vitiligo. The first kind is called non-segmental vitiligo, and the second kind is called segmental vitiligo. Vitiligo that does not affect specific segments of the skin can appear everywhere on the body. This indicates that the patches of white skin might appear anywhere on the body. It typically starts on the extremities, such as the fingertips, hands, feet, mouth, or areas around the eyes. Because it can happen to people of any age, it is possible for you to be impacted by it even when you are in your senior years.
Vitiligo that affects only one area of the body, such as the face or arm, is called segmental vitiligo. This form of the condition spreads more quickly than non-segmental vitiligo. It is rather typical in children. People who have segmental vitiligo often lose their eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair all over their scalp at the same time. The progression of segmental vitiligo typically slows or stops after roughly a year has passed.
Why does it happen?
Vitiligo, according to Dr. Moodley, is quite common among those who have dark complexion. While some may acquire larger white patches that link together and affect wider sections of their skin, some people may only get a couple of white dots that do not develop further, while others may develop larger white patches that do develop further. She goes on to say that nobody knows what causes vitiligo.
It is a condition in which certain sections of the body become ill as a result of the immune system attacking them in error. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys melanocytes (a mature melan-informing cell, especially in the skin). There is also the possibility that a person’s body contains one or more genes that make them more susceptible to developing the condition. Vitiligo can also be caused by being exposed to certain substances or going through traumatic experiences. Researchers have also discovered a connection between vitiligo and sunburn.
Warning signs and symptoms to look out for
Dr. Moodley cautions patients and the general public to watch out for the following:
- A change in the color of your skin: You may notice that some areas of your skin have taken on a white or pale yellow hue. The areas of the feet, hands (fingers and wrists), and face are the ones that most typically afflicted (especially on the lips).
- Whitening of the eyebrows or eyelashes before their natural time: In most cases, the eyebrows and eyelashes do not begin to turn gray at a young age. As a result, it is simpler to recognize this symptom.
- Loss of color on the retina of the eye: This symptom is extremely challenging to recognize because the retina is the innermost layer of your eye and is not easily observable.
Who gets it?
According to studies, vitiligo is prevalent all over the world and affects people of all different races in an equal manner. This condition is especially distressing for people whose natural skin tone is brown. Vitiligo patients who have generally fair skin and who get a dark tan during the summer months or those who live in climates that are sunny throughout the year are both at risk of developing the same kind of discoloration, which can be problematic.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that can be managed in a number of different ways by a person who has it. These are the following: Putting on sun protection Applying sunscreen has two main purposes: the first is to prevent sunburn, and the second is to cut down on tanning. It is recommended that people apply sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) that is at least equal to or greater than 30. Creams Applied Topically Containing Corticosteroids The use of topical corticosteroid creams is not only convenient but also straightforward and risk-free. Patients who have skin that is easily irritated should not use them, and it is critical that they be monitored by a medical professional.
Laser treatment therapy The usage of excimer laser treatment is one method that can be utilized to restore color to the areas of the skin that are white or light. However, this method can only be utilized on relatively limited areas, and it is typically carried out in conjunction with a topical medication that is put to the skin. The laser treatment frequently causes adverse effects such as redness and blisters, although it is possible to control these issues.