Local actress publicly announces HIV status
South African actress Lesego Motsepe chose World Aids Day to publically disclose for the first time that...
South African actress Lesego Motsepe chose World Aids Day to publically disclose for the first time that she was living with the virus for over a decade.
Motsepe was best known for her role as Letti Matabane on local television soapie Isidingo.
She said she wanted to make a difference.
"The virus lives in my blood. For 13 years I had known, and I wanted to use the opportunity God gave me to be able to be a mentor to those who will be going through the same struggles I have gone through," the actress said.
She said she went through denial, resentment, hate, rejection and dejection from the people that she loved.