Polokwane Comedian and Actress Lettie: A Heartfelt Request from Her Family to Respect Privacy
Mzansi, known for its ardent love for television, was left in shock by the tragic news of the beloved comedian, Khelina. On the 1st of November, social media platforms were inundated with a wave of sorrow as the heartbreaking news surfaced that the talented actress and comedian, Lebohang Lettie Mpyana, had departed from this world.
Lebohang, a 34-year-old actress hailing from Mmotong in Limpopo, was most recognized for her outstanding portrayal of Khelina in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, DiepCity. Her unexpected demise has left a void that is difficult to fill in the hearts of her fans and the entire entertainment industry.
In an emotional statement posted on her Facebook page, the family spokesperson, T Mpyana, conveyed their grief and appealed to the public to respect their privacy during this trying time. The statement read, “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved daughter, Lebohang Mpyana. Lebo left us after a brief battle with illness. We kindly request that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate through this period of bereavement. Details regarding her memorial and funeral services will be shared in due course.”
Lebohang’s claim to fame was her vivacious and humorous portrayal of Khelina, a character she brought to life alongside legendary actors such as Hamilton Dlamini, Sonia Mbele, Mduduzi Mabaso, and Dawn Thandeka King in DiepCity. Her charismatic presence on the screen earned her a special place in the hearts of South African viewers.
Apart from her stint on DiepCity,
Lebohang was a dedicated member of the Mahuma Group for a remarkable 18 years. In 2016, she also joined the cast of the Mahlakung soapie on Thobela FM, showcasing her versatile talent and contributing to the world of radio dramas.
Her exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry did not go unnoticed. In 2021, Lebohang was honored with the Viewers Choice Best Actress Award at the Royalty Soapie Awards, a testament to her exceptional acting skills and her popularity among fans.
In light of the speculations that have been circulating on social media regarding Lettie’s passing, the family spokesperson, T Mpyana, felt compelled to address the issue. He emphasized that all official announcements concerning Lettie’s passing will be made in due time, and urged the public to exercise patience and empathy during this difficult period.
In a poignant show of unity and support, T Mpyana wrote on Lettie’s account, underscoring the importance of respecting the privacy of the grieving family and refraining from speculating or sharing unverified information on social media. Let us join hands and honor the memory of the talented actress and comedian by showing the utmost respect for her family’s wishes during this time of mourning.
Lettie Lebohang was a shining star in the South African entertainment industry, and her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who cherished her.