Lingashoni and Durban Gen actress Lerato Nxumalo. Image via Instagram @lratonxumalo

’23 and first-time homeowner’: ‘Lingashoni’ actress Lerato Nxumalo

‘Lingashoni’ and former ‘Durban Gen’ actress Lerato Nxumalo opens up about her characters and being a first-time homeowner.


Lingashoni and Durban Gen actress Lerato Nxumalo. Image via Instagram @lratonxumalo

Lingashoni actress Lerato Nxumalo, who previously acted in Durban Gen took to her Instagram account to announce she’s now a homeowner and just bought her first home at 23 years.   

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The actress Lerato Nxumalo, who played a medical intern Dr Luthuli in’s Durban Gen and currently plays Mpumi Cele in 1Magic’s telenovela Lingashoni, shared a picture of herself holding keys to her new home.   

“23 and first-time homeowner. One of the best feelings ever. Can’t be described in words. Homeownership is a feeling that makes life’s daily grind worth facing. So excited and extremely blessed for this new chapter of my life. Via God and my guardian angels. Can’t wait to renovate and bring my space up to code.”   

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In an interview with Briefly, the 23-year-old actress Lerato Nxumalo opened up about her previous role in the medical drama and her current role.   

“Mpumi Cele has self confidence. She fights for her independence daily and does not let anybody shrink her. She’s able to stand up for herself and does not let her voice be tamed. Whereas Dr Luthuli was the complete opposite. The only thing they have in common is kindness and humanity.”  

When asked if it was difficult for her to adapt to her new role, the actress said she struggled at first to find her character.   

“At some point felt like I was just playing myself but it got better as time went on and I was exposed to different directors. I can only hope that I am playing her truthfully according to what the producers and writers envisioned. I just want to do my character justice and make sure that I take all the notes that I receive.”  

Nxumalo, who joined the cast of Lingashoni in March 2021 said she was welcomed with warm arms.   

“We were all new to the show so it’s always better that way compared to being a newbie in a set that has been there for seasons. That can be nerve-wracking.” 

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