Actress and producer Leleti Khumalo (48) has become synonymous with Youth Day as the young and defiant Sarafina in the film Sarafina!, which has become essential viewing on 16 June. Sihle Mthembu finds out what this iconic film means to Leleti, how she feels about it 26 years later, and her current projects.
Today, Leleti isn’t as serious as she was when she shot that scene. She has a nervous laugh that infects everyone around her. She looks comfortable and warm shimmying down the production house of Imbewu: The Seed – where she plays lead actress and is executive producer. The soapie airs on Wednesdays at 9:30pm on e.tv. Dressed in a grey sweater, black leggings, sneakers and a headband, she still has that bright-eyed look that first caught our attention in the film that introduced her to the world.
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