If you are a South African soapie fan, you must know the beautiful Palesa Madisakwane. Besides acting and television, she is known for her involvement with the controversial Nico Matlala, Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung and her estranged husband Jakes Mocuminyane. Here is all you need to know about her.
Born on September 6th, 1975. Palesa Madisakwane is a South African actress and television personality. She had also anchored for ANN7, before it went out of business. As an actress, she played "Thandeka" in the e.tv drama series Ashes to Ashes. Moreover, she played the role of Palesa in Generations. She was particularly thrust in the limelight for her affair with the controversial businessman Nico Matlala.
The actress is a happy mother of two beautiful daughters and a handsome son. She got Bahumi Madisakwane with Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung, and together with Jakes Mocuminyane [who used to be Palesa's husband] they have a daughter Khumo Mocuminyane and a son Thato Mocuminyane. Bahumi and her mom have such a striking resemblance and in many cases, you may find it hard to tell who you are looking at.
Palesa and Somizi met while she was dating another man. She however, fell for him and they got into a relationship. After some time, Somizi came out disclosing his bisexual orientation and as you would expect, the lady was thrown into confusion. Before this revelation, though the actress was already expecting a child. The two went separate ways, after which Somizi further disclosed that he is, in fact gay and not bisexual. He is now settled in a gay marriage with Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo.
Arguably, the actress highest career point was when she featured on Generations.
Palesa was once involved in a horrific road crash that left her with injuries and several cuts on her forehead. The accident happened on Witkoppen road in Johannesburg North and according to the actress, it was the fault of a drunk driver.
Any television personality will be concerned when their face is scarred for whatever reason and Palesa was no exception. After the accident, she needed urgent facial reconstruction but as we all know, that does not come cheap. It is at this critical moment that her former boyfriend, Somizi steeped in and took her to an aesthetic doctor.
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