Lumko Johnson Leqela Biography: Age, Cause of Death, TV Roles, Pictures, Instagram, Education

Lumko Johnson Leqela
Lumko got into campus radio at Wits University.


Lumko Johnson Leqela (born October 29, 1989) was a South African producer and actor. Many television viewers knew him for playing the gay fashion designer MJ in Inkaba.

Lumkeezy, as they fondly called him, died on Wednesday, September 14. His demise was a big blow to the local entertainment industry.

Lumko Johnson Leqela
Lumko Johnson Leqela biography
Lumko Johnson Leqela was a budding South African television host and actor.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Lumko Leqela Johnson
Born:October 29, 1989
Place of Birth:Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Died:September 14, 2020 (age 32 years old)
Nationality:South African
Education:Drama and Film
Alma mater:Wits University
Occupation:Actor, Producer

Early Life

Lumko Johnson Leqela was born October 29, 1989, in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He grew up in the large city of Johannesburg.

While in high school, he was active in sports. He attained a black belt in karate. He also professionally took part in children’s theatre and musicals.


After his matric, he pursued a degree in Drama and Film at Wits University. While in school, he joined campus radio and landed his weekday morning show.

The actor was a trained William Shakespeare facilitator trained by ShakeXperience, a theatre-based company affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 


Lumko Johnson Leqela age
Lumko Leqela was best known for his starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in season one of Inkaba.

Lumko was an actor and producer known for starring as gay fashion designer MJ in Inkaba. He appeared in the Mzansi Magic telenovela for a year, from 2012 to 2013.

Leqela is famous for hosting the SABC1 teen talk show YOTV Blue Couch. He started to produce for To-TV before presenting for Comedy Khona, Blue Couch. He also worked as a field reporter for EXT4.

Apart from appearing in South Africa’s first telenovela Inkaba, he has made other television appearances. He appeared in the anthology series Mzansi Love as Sandile.

The actor also made a guest appearance in season one of Vuzu’s sitcom Check-Coast as Vusi. 


Lumko Johnson Leqela died
Lumko Johnson Leqela died at the age of 32.

Former YoTV presenter Lumko Leqela made headlines on September 15 after passing away a day before. He died on Wednesday, September 14, 2020.

Some sources reported that he died suddenly. His family is yet to reveal the cause. His death came as a blow to the South African entertainment industry and the LGBTQIA+ community.

In a press statement, the family confirmed the death of the famous actor.

“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,”


Mzansi LoveGuest Star / Sandile
YOTV Blue CouchHost