Biography/Profile/History Of South African Actor “Letoya Makhene” ( Aka: Matshidiso “Tshidi” Mogale-Phakade In Generations TV Series)


letoyaLetoya Makhene (born 7 September 1984) is a South African actress, singer and TV personality. She is well known for acting in South Africa’s famous soap operas, Isidingo and Generations.


Makhene also was a host in Idols South Africa in the first season. She trained for several months to be a traditional healer but stopped her practice and went on to work in Generations the Legacy. Her role is the notorious gangster wife of Kumkani Phakade aka “Gadaffi”.letoyamakhene2

Music career

She has also made appearances in the music industry from the age of seven as one of Brenda Fassie’s backup singers. She also has worked with DJ Cleo in their song “The One”,and also worked with DJ Qness in their song “I Get Weak” and in 2016 has released solo songs and is preparing a solo debut album.

Letoya Makhene (formerly Mangezi) is a South African actress, singer and television presenter best known for co-hosting the second season of the M-Net reality competition Idols, in 2003 and for her roles on SABC soapies Isidingo and Generations.letoyamakhene-1

She left Idols after one season to pursue an eight-month training course to become a sangoma, after which she began singing at corporate gigs.

In 2011 she returned to the public spotlight with a role as Ayanda Diale, who lost her father in the anti-apartheid struggle and was taken in by the Sibeko family, in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo.

She also has a starring role as Naledi Zondo in the SABC1 political thriller mystery drama series End Game.

In 2014 she joined the cast of SABC1 soap opera Generations after the show went off-air and returned as The Legacy.

Letoya is the daughter of musician Blondie Makhene and was previously known by her married surname Mangezi. In late 2014 she returned to her maiden surname after her divorce from her husband Privilege Mangezi.



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