9 Beautiful Photos of Sarafina Actress Leleti Khumalo Who’s Living with Vitiligo

9 Beautiful Photos Of Sarafina Actress Leleti Khumalo Who'S Living With Vitiligo

Iconic South African actress Leleti Khumalo became a household name in Kenya courtesy of her role in the movie SarafinaKhumalo is living with vitiligo and sensitises the public about the skin conditionThe actress said it took a while to accept herself and credited her husband for his supportPAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!One of the most popular movies in Kenya during the 90s was South Africa’s Sarafina highlighting the struggle for freedom during the apartheid. Celebrated Sarafina actress Leleti Khumalo is living with vitiligo. Photos: Leleti Khumalo.Source: UGCThe character Sarafina was played by actress Leleti Khumalo, who featured in other renowned films, including Hotel Rwanda and Invictus. Unknown to many Kenyans, Khumalo is living with vitiligo. Speaking about the condition in 2019, the actress who doubles as an MC said she initially desperate for a cure for the condition. Read alsoKelly Khumalo wants “government oldies” to step down from their positionsHowever, as time went by, her attitude changed, and she is out to show people that vitiligo does not change a person.PAY ATTENTION: Never miss breaking news – join Briefly News’ Telegram channel“So many people with vitiligo are belittled, humiliated and mocked because of their pigmentation. I want to send people the message that this disease doesn’t change who you are as a person,” she said. We compiled beautiful photos of Khumalo as she fearlessly flaunts her beautiful skin:1. Khumalo said some people do not understand the condition, and she tries to engage and inform them about it.2. Khumalo divulged that some believed her ancestors were punishing her. I explain to them that my blotchy skin is not as a result of punishment from my ancestors but from an auto-immune disease,” she said. 3. Recounting the beginning of the condition, Khumalo said she first noticed signs of vitiligo aged 18 when spots appeared on her upper leg. She shrugged them off as they were not painful. Read alsoPretty lady with a rare skin condition opens up in new video4. The spots kept growing, and with little information about what the cause might be, she spent hours a day trying to hide them with makeup. 5. Given that appearance is everything in the film industry, Khumalo said she desperately sought a remedy, including using herbs and capsules. 6. However, despite six years of trying to get rid of the spots, they never went away. 7. After delivering triplets in 2012 and sadly losing one of them, Khumalo was thrust into deep despair, which prompted her to rethink her priorities. 8. The actress credited her husband for helping her come to terms with vitiligo. 9. Her hubby’s assurance that she is beautiful kept her going. “At the height of my grief and sadness, I asked my husband if he felt differently about me because I looked so different. He said I was still as beautiful to him as I was the first day he saw me,” she said. Read alsoExclusive: ‘Lingashoni’ star Lerato Nxumalo chats about her character and careerLeleti Khumalo re-enacts iconic ‘Sarafina’ dance with co-workersSouth African actress Leleti Khumalo is giving the timeline all the feels with her latest video online. The cast of Imbewu: The Seed decided to re-enact an iconic scene from the film Sarafina! and Leleti was at the forefront, leading the group. Etv reshared the video on their Twitter page and urged fans to join in on the challenge. They captioned the post:”It’s the dance challenge of the century Do YOU have the moves? Show us!”Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY’s news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news! Source: Briefly.co.za

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