Leleti Khumalo talks about her "disgusting" marriage to Mbongeni Ngema

By Faeza
24 June 2016

Leleti Khumalo spills the beans about her marriage to famous playwright, Mbongeni Ngema.

Since rising to fame through popular movie Sarafina, a few years ago a lot has changed for her.

One of the weekly newspapers reveal that the Uzalo actor opened up at  an interview on a entertainment show on E.TV where she referred to her marriage to Mbongeni as a ‘disgusting’ life, far from perfection and happiness.

She was quoted saying “I would portray that I am happy, living happily and yet I’m living a disgusting and strange life,” says the 46 year-old.

“The media wasn’t after me because I was a very private person; they could not see that I was living a false life.”

Although she cautiously tells the story about her marriage in bits and pieces, she let it be known that her family and close friends were not happy about her becoming a second wife to someone who was 15 older than him.

“My family was furious they were asking me why I am doing this because he was already married,” she recalled.

She told the newspaper, “I wasn’t living a normal life. I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere I wanted to.”

“I wanted to do different plays but it wasn’t possible. I don’t know if I could say he was jealous of me, I don’t know.” she added.

Reports say the pair met while filming the movie Sarafina but Mbongeni was already married but it did not stop him from having an affair with Leleti.

Leleti is now married to businessman, Skhuthazo Winston Khanyile.

*Reported by: Nomkhosi Miya