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Former Yo-TV presenter Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela dies

South African media personality and former Yo-TV presenter Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela has died.

According to a family statement shared on social media, Lumko died on Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our beloved Lumko “Johnson” Leqela. They departed on the 14th of September 2022. Lumko first entered the public realm as a young teenager on the popular SABC 1 YoTV platform.

“They went on to nurture a career in television broadcast, radio production and media at large. In their own words, Lumko was an “accomplished TV and radio super producer, actor, writer and big deal in most spaces.

“This is a gut-wrenching loss to the Leqela family, their loved ones, the LGBTQIA+ community and ultimately to the South African broadcast and television community,” read the statement.

The family said that Lumko “lived a life filled with purpose and authenticity.

“As we process this shock as a community, let us remember their light in this world. Details on memorial and funeral arrangements will be shared by the family in due course. The family asks that the public and media respect their privacy as they deal with this difficult loss.”

Following the announcement of the star’s death, social media has been flooded with messages of condolences:

Source – Africa insider

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