Pasela Madisakwane (born on September 6th, 1975) is a South African actress and TV personality. She had also anchored for ANN7 before it went out of business.
As an actor, she played “Thandeka” in the e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes. She also starred in, Nyaniso Dzedze, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Patrick Shai, and Chumani Pan. Moreover, she played the role of Palesa in Generations. Arguably, the actress’s highest career point was when she featured on Generations.
She was particularly thrust in the limelight for her affair with the controversial businessman Nico Matlala who is a decade younger.
The actress is a happy mother of two beautiful daughters and a son. She got Bahumi Madisakwane ( 24 years ) with Somizi Mhlongo, and together with Jakes Mocuminyane (who was Palesa Madisakwane husband), they have Khumo Mocuminyane and Thato ( a son).
Bahumi and her mum have such a striking resemblance, and in many cases, you may find it hard to tell who you are looking at.
Palesa Madisakwane and Somizi met while she was dating another man. She, however, fell for him, and they got into a relationship. After some time, Mhlongo came out disclosing his bisexual orientation, and as you would expect, the lady was thrown into confusion.
Before this revelation, though, the actress was already expecting a baby. The couple went separate ways, after which Mhlongo further disclosed that he is, in fact, gay and not bisexual. He is now settled in a gay marriage with Mohale Motaung.
Early this year, she was involved in a horrific road crash that left her with injuries and several cuts on her forehead. The accident happened on Witkoppen road in Johannesburg North, and according to the actress, it was all the fault of a drunk driver. Any TV personality will be concerned when their face is scarred for whatever reason, and Palesa was no exception.
After the accident, she needed urgent facial reconstruction, but as we all know, that does not come cheaply. It is at this critical moment that her former boyfriend, Somizi Mhlongo, stepped in and took her to an aesthetic doctor. She, however, thanked her surgeon and Somizi, for their assistance .
It leaves no doubt that she is quite open and not ashamed to share some of her most personal challenges with the public.