Generations: The Legacy Actress Letoya Makhene’s Girlfriend Pays Lobola

Generations: The Legacy Actress Letoya Makhene’s Girlfriend Pays Lobola

On Monday, the family of Generations: The Legacy actress Letoya Makhene hosted a lobola indaba at which the actress’ lover, businesswoman Lebohang Keswa officially asked for her and her idlozi (ancestor)’s hand in marriage.

According to the Sunday World, Keswa and her family representatives visited Makhene’s household in Tladi, Soweto, to pay the bridal price yesterday. Last month, the two lovebirds had an engagement ceremony, just six months after Letoya Makhene revealed to South Africans that she’s broken up with her baby daddy of her youngest son for good and came out as a lesbian.

An ecstatic Lebo said that she was happy that she had finally managed to pay lobola for the love of her life and that to learn the sangomas’ tradition in running the lobola negotiations.

Speaking to the Sunday World, the couple said,

When you lobola a woman you’re paying respect to her parents and family and thanking them for your future wife. Ukulobola idlozi is paying respect to the ancestors for the gift of the person that is in your life.

In ancient times, sangomas lived and died without a partner in their lives. Over time, they evolved and fell in love, and this process helps smooth out what could be a very complicated relationship.

It allows your ancestors to understand and give space to the person that is in your life and it allows a sangoma to have a healthy and peaceful relationship.

The Tshidi actress also expressed her gratitude for being allowed to marry a person of her own choosing legally.

“We’ve come very far and I am grateful that I live in a time where I can celebrate my love for my partner in this way. As I settle down with my lifetime partner, I will always remember those who fought so hard for me to be able to be where I am today.

“…As long as you live a God-centred life and always treat others how you would want to be treated, the universe will always bless you because that’s what you put out,” said Makhene.

Letoya currently plays the role of determined businesswoman, Tshidi Phakade on SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy.

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