One of our South Africa’s favorites, Somizi Mhlongo’s “baby mama” Palesa Madisakwane has taken center stage in season five of his reality show but who is she? Here are 5 things to know about Bahumi’s mom.
She is an actress
Palesa is an actress who starred in Generations as well as the e.tv drama series eKasi: Our Stories, IsiBaya, The River, The Estate, and more.
Palesa was married to Jakes Mocuminyane
The Generations actress was married to James Mocuminyane but the pair split in 2014.
She has three children
Palesa and Somizi have 26-year-old Bahumi together. The actress reportedly also has two more children Thato and Khumo from her marriage to Mocuminyane.
Palesa claims she found out Somizi was gay while she was pregnant
The actress contradicted Somizi by claiming she only found out he was gay when she was already pregnant with Bahumi, on an episode of the reality show. Palesa also revealed that she thought she had quite a cool boyfriend.
“I had also just found out that he was gay and I had fallen pregnant with his child, you know? It was a confusing time of my life to understand what being gay meant. I think in my little girl’s mind, I thought I had a boyfriend,” she said.
“I could brag about my boyfriend being a part of Sarafina! Whenever he came to see me,” she continued.
She dated Nico Matlala
Palesa also dated businessman Nico Matlala who was a decade younger than her. This set tongues wagging on social media.
“I think the mistake we both made was publishing our social networks. There was a lot of noise around that,” she said to Drum.
“I took a lot of flak for dating a Ben 10. The way social media responded… I was shocked and hurt that women were throwing stones at me. I kept asking myself when would women support each other and come together,” she continued.
In other news – Huge blow for Muvhango viewers as MacDonald Ndou (KK) & Sydney Ramakuwela (Mulalo) FIRED
Well-known drama series Muvhango’s favourite villains, KK and Mulalo, have allegedly been booted off the show.
Both KK, played by MacDonald Ndou, and Mulalo, played by Sydney Ramakuwela, last appeared in January. According to sources, they were in shock that they were let go, and so were their fellow actors. Learn More