BIOGRAPHY AND WIKIPEDIA: South African Actor, Lumko “Johnson” Leqela, has died KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


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Thursday, September 15, 2022

BIOGRAPHY AND WIKIPEDIA: South African Actor, Lumko “Johnson” Leqela, has died

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Lumko “Johnson” Leqela, has died. His family members announced his passing away yesterday evening. (Read More Here).

The cause of his death is still unknown and wasn't revealed by his family. Part of family's statement reads: "Lumko Johnson’s declared and respected gender pronouns were (They/Them). In all media communications the family requests that these are the pronouns that are utilised in reference to Lumko Johnson."


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 & 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.

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.

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