SABC News - SABC to host memorial service for Lesego Motsepe on Thursday :Tuesday 21 January 2014

SABC to host memorial service for Lesego Motsepe on Thursday

Tuesday 21 January 2014 17:12

Sthembiso Sithole

The late actress will be laid to rest on Saturday. (SABC)

The memorial service of late South African actress Lesego Motsepe will be held at the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park on Thursday at 13:00 pm.

The 39-year-old was found dead in her home in Randburg, Johannesburg, earlier on Monday.

Family spokesperson, Onkgopotse JJ Tabane says preparations for her funeral are also underway. "A memorial service will be held for Lesego at SABC on Thursday at 13h00 pm. The family is busy with preparations for the funeral. Possibly the funeral might take place in Randburg."

Tabane adds that the family of the former Isidingo actress is grateful for the support received from South Africans and the world.
A former colleague, Tumisho Masha, who played her boyfriend on the soapie, paid his tribute to the actress on twitter.

"Deeply saddened by the news that Lesego Motsepe has passed away. She was a talented actress, good friend and excellent soul. May she RIP!"

Motsepe was part of the soapie from 1998 to 2008. She played the role of Lettie Matabane.

Motsepe announced her HIV-positive status on World Aids day in 2011 and became an Aids ambassador. She is survived by her mother Ivy Skhosana, brothers Moemise and Andile Skhosana.

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