Leleti Khumalo is a celebrated South African actress best known for her on-screen character on Sarafina. Undoubtedly, she has fast become the goddess of small screens, with her illustrious career spanning decades. However, in the backdrop of her Sarafina gig, she has been winning big. From starring in Generations to Imbewu: The Seed.

Like those before her, she had a shot to fame when she was cast into Sarafina. At the age of 15-years, she was poised as the next big thing to have ever happened to Mzansi’s small screens.

Apart from starring in some of Mzansi’s best drama series, she made a name for herself on the international stage with her stellar performance in Hotel Rwanda and Yesterday. Of interest is that she was part of the star-studded cast of Generations which was axed for protesting for a salary increment.

MaZulu 'Leleti Khumalo' from Imbewu: The Seed


From there, she bagged a gig on Mzansi’s most-watched drama series Uzalo as Zandile ‘MaZuza’ Mdletse. In the wake of her newfound fame, she went awol only to lead on the Etvs drama series Imbewu: The Seed. Since then, she has been wowing Mzansi with her unmatched acting flair as she nails the on-screen character of Mazulu. With an estimated net worth of around R10 million, Mzansi has wondered how she makes her money.

Well, she happens to be Imbewu: The Seed lead actress and has a take-home salary of R120 000 per month. Despite all being said, the actress earns a fortune from her occupation. We might best know her on-screen, but she has been doing wonders off-screen in recent years.

However, Leleti Khumalo happens to be the Executive Producer of Imbewu: The Seed. She quickly joins a host of celebrated actresses who has switched the floor to production, like Connie Ferguson and Sindi Dlathu.


By J Times

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