Letoya Makhene is dating businesswoman Lebo Keswa
Former Generations: The Legacy actress Letoya Makhene has finally revealed her decision to become a l£sb!an, she is now dating Johannesburg businesswoman, Lebo Keswa.
Their l£sb!an relationship has drawn public scrutiny but the love birds have turned a blind eye and decided to move in together in the posh Joburg home where they share their love without the prying and judgemental eyes of the public. Their decision to move in together came at a perfect time as the country is under the 21-day lockdown. Letoya, who played Tshidi Pakade in Generations: The legacy, confirmed that she had found her love in Kwesa.
The actress and sangoma shared that she took her time to announce about her l£sb!an relationship because it’s her first l£sb!an relationship and she was not sure how the public would react to her.
“My biggest fear was telling my dad and my kids that mommy is in love with a woman. I was afraid of hurting them,” she said.
“But as life would have it – they only had good things to share and showed us nothing but love and support. It’s because of my family that I’m ready for any negativity that the rest of the world might have towards us”. The actress beamed as she said she was now free as being with a woman did not mean ” being beneath my other half” and she would be loving, sexual and spiritual without judgement.
Letoya’s other half Kwesa reiterated that she had indeed found the love of her life in Letoya. She shyly confessed that she always had a crush on Letoya and grabbed the opportunity to express her feelings when Letoya performed at her mom’s 99th birthday celebration in Mohlakeng on the 15th of February.
She too said the fear of the public reaction was the reason they had been hiding their relationship from the public.
“We had to be very careful about how we handle social media and each other when we went to public places. It is because we live in a very homophobic world where being your sexual preference still makes negative news. So our challenge was the world not allowing us to be who we wanted to be,” she said.
Letoya added: “People who discriminate against the LGBTQI must learn to focus on their lives. We don’t owe them any explanation for who we are and don’t pay any attention to negativity, we are focusing on ourselves, our families and the difference we can make to society.”