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Have you watched the popular television drama series Isibaya before? If yes, the face of Lerato Mvelase should not be new to you. Fondly known as Mpiyakhe Zungu’s third wife, Lerato from Isibaya is a veteran actress, singer, and television presenter. She has made a name for herself in South Africa’s entertainment industry and is also an icon that many want to associate with. Check out information about her background, career, and relationship, among others, in this article.

Even though Lerato Mvelase does well in her acting career, it is almost hard to believe that she prefers to be known more as a singer than as an actress. Anyway, she discovered her singing skills while she was asked to sing when she was in crèche. According to her, “So I knew then that I had a strong voice – it was while I was singing that I discovered I could act.” Lerato Mvelase biography The Diepkloof, Soweto-born and bred Lerato Mvelase, is a South African television actress and presenter who is famous for her role in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs as Katlego.

Lerato Mvelase

Right from her early days in life, she had been involved in acting. And when she was in school, she actively partook in theatre productions for several years before she made up her mind to pursue a career in the industry. Narrating her experience on her upbringing, she said, “I grew up in a small house with lots of people. My cousins and I had to share everything and eat up all our food because others didn’t have. For a long time, my biggest dream was to have my own bedroom.” Mvelase went to Madibane High School in Soweto, but then, she matriculated at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg.

After matriculating, Lerato obtained her degree in 2002 at Wits University in Drama. Interestingly, after she finished school, in the same year, on CCM1, she broke into the mainstream as a presenter. Apart from acting and presenting, it is worth noting also that the multi-talented Lerato also pursues a passion for singing as a career. She has a sonorous voice, and her songs are usually a balm to the soul.

Lerato Mvelase

2003 was a significant year in Mvelase’s career as that was when she made her screen debut on the e.tv soapie Backstage. She played a cameo role, and after that, she took up the role of a young college design student known as Mbali in 2004, which was in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Mzansi.

Because of her commitments as Mindset Educational TV programme’s presenter, Khanyisile Mbau had to replace her for the second season. However, she landed another role in 2005 as a dedicated drama student who struggled with her identity because of her black skin colour in SABC1’s Home Affairs. Based on her role in the drama, she got a nomination for a prestigious Best Actress International Emmy Award. Besides, the star actress has appeared in several theatre productions. Her face has become so notable on big screens that entertainment lovers look forward to watching her act on stage.

Source: News365

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