If you’re a fan of Mzansi soaps, you’re probably familiar with Palesa Madisakwane. The 44-year-old actress, who appears to have aged very little, is best known for her role as ‘Thandeka’ in the e.tv opera Ashes to Ashes. She also appeared in the SABC 1 television series Generations as Palesa. That should hopefully ring a bell.
If not, you may be familiar with her because of her ties to a number of powerful men in the country. Somizi Mhlongo, Mzansi’s most popular entertainer, is one of them, and the two have a child together. Bahumi Madisakwane, a young lady, read the entire article on her.
Some of you may be wondering whether Somizi is gay or not. He is, without a doubt. Before Somizi came out of the closet, Palesa and Somizi had an affair. Palesa has also had relationships with Nico Matlala, a controversial flamboyant businessman, and Jakes Mocuminyane. So, who is this fiery lady?
On September 6, 1975, Palesa was born. She’s a well-known actress. From her relationship with now-estranged spouse Jakes Mocuminyane, she has three children: Bahumi Madisakwane with Somizi Mhlongo, Thato, and Khumo Mocuminyane. Her appearance on Generations was arguably the pinnacle of her career.
She has also acted on: Mfolozi Street, Ashes to Ashes, Baby Cele, Seputla Sebogodi, Gaz’lam, IsiBaya, Soul Buddyz, Palesa generations.
Palesa has also been involved in a few squabbles. According to rumors, she was emotionally attached and committed to another man when she met Somizi. Palesa’s affair with Somizi resulted in the birth of a love kid, Bahumi.
Palesa narrowly avoided death last year after being engaged in a horrible car accident that left her with wounds all over her body. Witkoppen Road in Johannesburg North was the scene of the collision. It was all the fault of a drunk driver, according to the actress.
She was lucky enough to have facial reconstruction after suffering significant facial injuries that would have been terrible for her television career. Somizi Mhlongo, her ex boyfriend, intervened and took her to an aesthetic specialist.