Radio & TV Producer Lumko “Johnson” Leqela Has Passed Away

Popular radio and television producer Lumko Leqela has passed away.

Read the full statement released by YFM below:

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.

Note to Editor:

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 utilized in reference to Lumko Johnson.

Our sincere condolences

*Press release issued by YFM

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