Lebo Mashile Weighs In Leleti Khumalo Being Beaten Because Of Mbongeni Ngema

The incident has sparked quite the debate

By  | Aug 16, 2020, 02:28 PM  | Lebo Mashile  | Drama

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Last week, Sunday World published an extract from playwright Mbongeni Ngema’s ex-wife, Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema's memoir titled Heart of A Strong Woman, written by seasoned author Fred Khumalo.

Read more: Leleti Khumalo Beaten Up For Sleeping With Mbongeni Ngema

The extract published by the paper details how the current CEO of Joburg City Theatres klapped Sarafina actress Leleti Khumalo after discovering she was having an affair with her then-husband. The extract also details the abuse Xoliswa suffered abuse at the hands of Mbongeni.

Poet Lebo has now spoken out on how Mbongeni's "abuse is legendary" yet he keeps getting work and lifetime achievement awards.

"There are many more stories. I hope this is the beginning of the tide turning," tweeted Lebo.

also took shoots at how women who beat up women involved with their partners "have no desire to leave their husbands, & they know their husbands won’t change, so they take out their rage on their husband’s lovers."

She also called for the end of women beating up their partner's girlfriends and fighting over men should fall.

Lebo's comments have sparked quite the huge debate on Twitter with many weighing how Mbongeni "statutory raped" Leleti as she was about 16 or 17 at the time.

Image credit: Instagram @Lebo Mashile
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