Letoya Makhene’s Girlfriend Pays Lobola
It seems Letoya Makhene’s girlfriend Lebohang Keswa could not wait to bring her woman home following news of the duo’s engagement.
Makhene, who plays the role of a determined businesswoman, Tshidi Phakade, on SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, and her family are said to have received lobola from Keswa.
According to the Sunday World, Keswa and her family representatives visited Makhene’s household in Tladi, Soweto, to pay the bridal price yesterday. The two lovebirds had an engagement ceremony last month, just six months after Letova Makhene revealed to South Africans that she’s broken up with her baby daddy of her youngest son for good and came out as a lesbian.
An ecstatic Lebo said that she was happy that she had finally managed to pay lobola for the love of her life and that to learn the sangomas’ tradition in running the lobola negotiations.
Speaking to the Sunday World, the couple said,
When you lobola a woman you’re paying respect to her parents and family and thanking them for your future wife. Ukulobola idlozi is paying respect to the ancestors for the gift of the person that is in your life.
In ancient times, sangomas lived and died without a partner in their lives. Over time, they evolved and fell in love, and this process helps smooth out what could be a very complicated relationship.
It allows your ancestors to understand and give space to the person that is in your life and it allows a sangoma to have a healthy and peaceful relationship.
The Tshidi actress also expressed her gratitude for being allowed to marry a person of her own choosing legally.
‘We’ve come very far and I am grateful that I live in a time where I can celebrate my love for my partner in this way. As I settle down with my lifetime partner, I will always remember those who fought so hard for me to be able to be where I am today.
“…As long as you live a God-centred life and always treat others how you would want to be treated, the universe will always bless you because that’s what you put out,” said Makhene.