What you need to know about Somizi’s ex-girlfriend Palesa Mocumi
If you are a fan of Mzansi soapies, you must definitely know the gorgeous Palesa Madisakwane. The 44-year-old actress who doesn’t seem to age at all is popularly known for her role as ‘Thandeka’ in e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes. She also played the role of Palesa in SABC 1’s drama series Generations. Hopefully, that rings a bell.
If not, you might know her for her involvement with quite a handful of influential men in the country. One of which, is Mzansi’s most loved entertainer, Somizi Mhlongo and the two have a child together. A girl, Bahumi Madisakwane, read all about her in this article.
Some of you might be wondering that is it not that Somizi is gay? Oh, yes he is. Palesa and Somizi had an affair before the latter came out of the closet. Palesa has also been involved with controversial flamboyant businessman Nico Matlala and Jakes Mocuminyane. So who is this vivacious woman?
Palesa was born on September 6, 1975. She is a well-renowned actor. She has three children, Bahumi Madisakwane with Somizi Mhlongo, Thato, and Khumo Mocuminyane from her relationship with now estranged husband Jakes Mocuminyane. Arguably, the highlight of her career was when she featured on Generations. She has also acted on:
Mfolozi Street, Ashes to Ashes, Baby Cele, Seputla Sebogodi, Gaz’lam, IsiBaya, Soul Buddyz, Palesa generations.
Palesa has also been involved in a few controversies. Speculation has it that when she met Somizi she was deeply involved and committed to another man. Palesa’s dalliance with Somizi ended up in a love child, Bahumi.
Last year, Palesa, escaped death by a whisker after she was involved in a horrific car crash that left her nursing wounds all over her body. The accident happened on Witkoppen road in Johannesburg North. According to the actress, it was all the fault of a drunk driver.
After sustaining massive face injuries which would only be disastrous for her television career, she was fortunate enough to undergo facial reconstruction. This was after her former boyfriend, Somizi Mhlongo, stepped in and took her to an aesthetic doctor.