The apple of my eye

By Drum Digital
09 March 2012

Her TV character has been shunned because of her HIV-positive status and she also suffered the loss of her dream man. In fact, she’s endured more pain than just about anyone else on soapie Scandal!

But in real life actress Refilwe Madumo couldn’t be more different to her soap character, Palesa. By her own account she’s a happy woman who enjoys a blissful life with the two men in her life.

“I’ve always wanted to start a family and when I discovered I was pregnant I was on top of the world,” she says delightedly as she introduces DRUM to her new baby – five-month-old Makhosini.

The proud new mom can’t take her eyes off her son. Even when she starts doing her make-up for our shoot she checks to see if he’s doing okay.

But little Makhosini (which loosely translated means “where the kings reside”) is as good as gold, and so sweet and playful that everyone in the studio can’t help picking him up for a cuddle.

Read more in DRUM Magazine - 15 March 2012


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