Keke Mphuthi Biography, Age, Baby, Partner, Unmarried, the Fergusons
Keke Mphuthi is a South African actress who plays ‘Lesego’ in Showmax’s hit series “Unmarried”. Mphuthi has appeared in shows such as “The Throne” so seeing that she is in a star studded show we are sure she is in good company.
Keke Mphuthi Biography, Profile, Wiki
Name: Kekeletso Mphuthi
Date of Birth: 16th February 1991
Place of Birth: Kimberly, South Africa
Education: Business Management at the London School of Business and Management
Occupation: Actress, Choreographer
Age, Education and Upbringing
Kekeletso ‘Keke’ Mphuthi was born on the 16th of February 1991 in the mining town of Kimberly, South Africa. In 2013 she graduated from the London School of Business Management with a Bachelors in Business Management.
Keke moved to Johannesburg to pursue her studies and acting. Before her big break as an actress Mphuthi worked as a choreographer and featured in the music videos of big musical artist such as Cassper Nyovest and Zulu Boy. She also worked as a presenter in Fan Base a music show on SABC 1. Mphuthi had a guest starring role in an episode of eKasi: Our Stories which is an e.tv anthology series. In 2017 Keke Mphuthi made a number of appearances in local shows such as iNumber Number where she played the recurring role of Kate. A month later she played Mrs Mnisi a guest starring role in Skeem Saam on SABC 1. She has also made an appearance on the popular soapie The Queen.
In 2018 Keke’s got her biggest break was when she was called to play a starring role in the Fergusons’ new production The Throne. She played ‘Dipuo’, the queen’s niece, in the series but unfortunately she did not last. Keke Mphuthi was let go from the series or as she says was fired because she fell pregnant.
She is scheduled to return for season two of 1Magic’s Unmarried which is also available on Showmax. She plays Lesego a slay queen go getter with relationship problems of her own.
Keke Mphuthi Scandal
Mphuthi doesn’t have a lot of scandals but the one she has is a major one. Mphuthi alleges that the Fergusons fired her from The Throne because she fell pregnant and refused to abort her baby. This allegation comes as a response of support when veteran actress Vatiswa Ndara’s wrote an open letter to the Minister of Arts and Culture detailing the abuse and exploitation that many actors face in the entertainment industry. Keke alleges that she earned below minimum wage whilst working on two productions for the Fergusons at the same time. Apart from being fired mid-season Keke says that she has not received the full payment agreed on her contract. Keke was not the only one to lend support to Ndara with actors such as Rami Chuene, Anga ‘Naak Musiq’ Makhibalo, Sello Maake ka-Ncube and Florence Masebe. Mphuthi further alleges that she has a 28 minute recording of a meeting whereby the production team laid out conditions for her stay rather than being fired. She also says that she has had surprise scans and medical tests which she felt were quite intrusive. In addition Mphuthi says that the Fergusons attempted to get her blacklisted. All this she says, almost caused her to miscarriage. She has received a lot of support from some of her peers and fans.
The Fergusons through a lengthy statement issued by their lawyer Brendon de Kooker, hit back at Mphuthi’s allegations, labelling them slanderous and false.
“There have been other slanderous and false allegations made by Ms Dieketseng Mphuthi and Mr Katlego Malele, which are being addressed separately by our legal team,” read the statement.
All this drama is said to have jeopardised Keke’s role on 1Magic’s Unmarried.
Car and Personal Life
We know that in 2018 in light of all the drama that came with the year Keke Mhputhi blessed herself with a Jeep. Other than that we can confirm that Keke gave birth to a baby boy in 2019 though nothing much is known about his name or his father. Keke has also opened up about cutting herself and the journey she has had to overcome.
We wish Keke Mphuthi all the best on Unmarried and can’t wait to see her do her magic as Lesego. Love and guidance to her family and more life to her career.
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