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CELEBRATED actress, Leleti Khumalo, has once again spoken out about her failed marriage with actor and playwright Mbongeni Ngema. In a frank interview on Leleti told host Anele Mdoda how she woke up one day and decided to walk out of her 14-year marriage with Mbongeni. The couple met while filming the movie Sarafina. At the time the two hooked up, Mbongeni was a married man but the two had an affair before getting married in 1992.

UNHAPPILY MARRIED
Leleti, who plays MaNzuza on SABC1's Uzalo, opened up about how she stayed in an unhappy marriage with Mbongeni because she wanted to please people.

"I lived my 14 years of marriage for people. I wanted to please people and I stayed," she said in the interview.

She said when she revealed her plans to divorce Mbongeni, her mother was so happy.

"I remember that night I was working on my script because I was still working on Generations. I finished my work, slept, woke up and then the first person I called was my mom. I told her, Ma, this is it, I'm finished'."

She said her mother was very happy when she shared the news with her.

"My mother was the happiest woman on earth. Ma never told me that she was not happy for me in that marriage. She kept it a secret because she thought she would ruin my marriage. Bab' Ngema himself didn't believe me when I told him. I was like, 'that's it, I'm not turning back, I had made up my mind'."

COMPLIMENTS TO MBONGENI
Though their marriage ended on a sour note, Leleti kept on sweetly referring to Mbongeni as "Bab' Ngema". She showered compliments on him for a flawless talent as a creative and said she considered him as one of the best playwrights that South Africa has ever produced.

RELATIONSHIP WITH HER CURRENT HUSBAND
Talking about her present relationship with her husband, Skhuthazo Khanyile, Leleti said she met him while she was still going through her separation with Mbongeni.

The two met on a plane and got married in 2012 after dating for a long time. "Since the second day I met him, I was taken. After he approached me on the plane, we met again and I was like, 'this is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with'."

She added that Skhuthazo taught her how to be loved.

"I never knew how it is to be loved. I knew how to love someone but one thing that lacked in my life was to be loved."

She also shared about her pain of experiencing miscarriages. She said her pain prepared her for the happy marriage she enjoys now. Leleti and Skhuthazo were pregnant with triplets but they lost the third child. Before having the twins, Leleti had three miscarriages. Move! tried to contact Mbongeni and Leleti for comment, but they did not answer calls or respond to messages.








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