HIV+ South African Actress Lesego Motsepe Passes Away

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 6:43 PM

By BellaNaija.com

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Former Isidingo star Lesego Motsepe is dead.

In a statement released by her family, the actress’ body was discovered by her┬ábrother at 11 AM on Monday 20th January 2014.

Paramedics declared her dead at 1 PM. She died of natural causes, but the family is the presently waiting for the autopsy report.

In 2011, Lesego announced that she was HIV-positive on World Aids Day and has since become an AIDS ambassador.

A memorial service for the South African star will be held on Thursday at the SABC M1 Studios in Auckland Park.

A spokesperson for the late actress said the service scheduled to take place between 1 PM and 3 PM, will be open to the public, but seating is limited to 300.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday 25th January 2014 at the Walter Sisulu Memorial, Randburg. Lesego will be laid to rest at the West Park Cemetery.

Adieu.

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  • 30 Comments on “HIV+ South African Actress Lesego Motsepe Passes Away”

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    • Chic January 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      I heard about this so sad may her soul rest in perfect peace! I was introduced to Isidingo by the Africa Channel on Sky a few years ago and loved it!

    • Sexxie January 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      Sad! May her soul rest in perfect peace, amen.

    • Nonya January 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      May her soul rest in peace. But BN, how can you say she died of “natural causes” when she was HIV-positive?

      • Soraya January 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

        Yes, it is possible to still died of natural causes even if you are HIV+. But why did the fact that she was poz have to make the headlines?

        • Miss Kiki January 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

          That’s still a way of creating awareness abt d virus. Even she came out 2 say she is or was HIV+ I don’t think its an issue anymore. May she find rest.

        • Leah January 21, 2014 at 10:32 PM

          HIV positive means her immune system is weak and at her age, definitely cannot be natural causes. More like Complication from or somethin else that might have been curable.
          Rest In Peace.

      • Ruka January 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        “natural causes” means you die in an inevitable way so it was inevitable that she would die of aids, she didnt get shot or murdered.

    • Nosipho January 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      May her soul rest in perfect peace, aluhlanga lungehlanga

    • Ade January 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      @Nonya, It means that she probably did not die because of the HIV

    • Mapz January 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

      Robala ka kagiso Lesego ‘Lettie’ Motsepe.cant hold my tears.ke ne ke rata mosadi yo.

    • Deee January 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      I remember her from Isidingo, may her soul rest in peace.

    • Abiola January 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      RIP.. and she is beautiful…condolences on her family

    • Nyasha Mabhedhla January 21, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Lala ngoxolo Lesego….

      • Manespeak January 22, 2014 at 2:07 AM

        So sad to hear. She became an inspiration. Condolences to her family.

    • Chelseababe January 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Rip Lettie

    • Yours Truly January 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      May you rest in peace – Thought and prayers are with the family x

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    • God is so powerful January 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      Rest in peace!! Dearest

    • frances January 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      Awww, may her soul rest in peace.

    • Ruri January 22, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      Robala ka Khutso Lesego.

    • MIRIAM January 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      may her soul rest in peace. Amen

    • Bella January 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      RIP. so sad to lose a life at 39. this is not how God intended for us.

    • no heart to hate January 22, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      May her Soul Rest in Peace

    • Jo! January 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Died of natural causes and still waiting for autopsy report? I don’t understand…

    • Grown Woman January 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Oh dear this is truly sad…may she R.I.P

    • Bathokozile January 23, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      Hiv or no hiv she was going to die at this age……… Rest in peace lettie

    • Bathokozile January 23, 2014 at 6:35 PM

      Hiv or no hiv she was going to die at this age……rest in peace lettie

    • winter ko tipeng January 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      may her soul rest in peace,till we meet again i follow isidingo because of her one of my best actress ever, how can i forgot ur ever smilling face.

    • Punky sineke January 24, 2014 at 6:17 AM

      Yhoo I was shocked to hear ezindaba ezibuhlungu May your
      soul rest in peace dear ubuthandwa ngababukeli be
      Isidingo,Aluhlanga lungehlanga

    • Maya January 25, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Rest in peace dear. May God forgive her shortcomings n
      grant her soul eternal rest. Death is inevitable.
      Condolences