We all know and remember her from her artistic portrayal of Letti Matabane in Isidingo. Lesego is one of the celebs who gathered enough courage to come out to the public about her HIV Status, and she has revealed to have been living with HIV for 13 years during her interview with 702 Talk Radio. She was later during the day commended by the one of the Ministers for her bravery.
She joins the ranks of Koyo Bala who publicly came out about his HIV status to Drum Magazine recently, sending tongues wagging wildly about his revelation.
A few other celebs such as Chriselda Kananda have been living with the disease for years.
The late SABC 1 Weather man Jabu Sithole also revealed his status shortly before he died and the late Zombo was also rumoured to have been living with this monster of a desease.
As part of World Aids day yesterday, SowetanLive reports after speaking to one of the infected, an HIV Medical Doctor Tshepo Maponyane who revealed that the future looks bleak for South Africa, especially with the latest infection statistics. Tshepo further said that about 80 years from now, people will be laughed at for being HIV Negative. In other words, people will all want to update their HIV statuses to Positive, just like a facebook status, you will want to update it and get people to “like” it and comment! I personally find what this Dr said very stupid though...i still believe in a HIV-Free generation.
Do you think celebs coming out about their HIV statuses helps ordinary South Africans or its some form of attention seeking syndrome and its just a way to suck all those sorry phrases from the public?