Letoya Makhene and Lebo Keswa tell all about sexual offence and assault charges

19 January 2022 - 11:15 By Constance Gaanakgomo and Chrizelda Kekana
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The couple have rubbished claims they were fighting.
The couple have rubbished claims they were fighting.
Image: Instagram/Letoya Makhene

Actress Letoya Makhene-Pulumo opened a sexual offence case against a man unknown to her while her wife, Lebo Keswa, has been charged with malicious damage to property and assault.

The cases were opened after the pair attended a party in Midrand on January 13 where Lebo was involved in a scuffle while allegedly defending Letoya, who claimed she was sexually attacked.

Gauteng police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello confirmed police are investigating malicious damage to property and assault charges. She said a case of sexual offence was also opened at the Midrand police station.

Matlhogonolo Ledwaba, the owner of a bakery in Midrand where the party was held, took to Facebook to “expose” Lebo for allegedly vandalising her business “unprovoked” that night. 

She did all that unprovoked, she vandalised my business, insulted us and called us nobody’s.

Posted by Matlhogonolo Ledwaba on Saturday, January 15, 2022

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Matlhogonolo said it was a police matter.

“My comment is that I've got nothing to say. I'm not going to justify people who are lying because the truth is going to come out at the end of the day. I'm not going to try to defend lies. I don't want to comment on the untruth.” 

Several sources told TshisaLIVE they witnessed an “intoxicated” Lebo and Letoya in a heated argument that saw Lebo tear Letoya’s traditional beads as she pushed her around. They said shortly after trying to intervene in the lover’s quarrel Lebo became hysterical and later trashed the place.

However, the couple rubbished claims they were fighting. They alleged the bakery owner tried to “pimp” Letoya to men who were at the function and took offence when they declined the sexual advances she allegedly made towards them.

Lebo and Letoya said they went to a birthday celebration where they only knew the "birthday boy" and not the guests.

“This woman said to me 'Mmm so you are Lebo Keswa I've always had a crush on'. I said unfortunately I’m married. 'Do you and Letoya play?' I asked her what does that mean. She said can you, Letoya, me and my husband do something and I told her I'm not happy with this,” Lebo told TshisaLIVE.

Lebo said she ignored the sexual advance invitation and went to talk business with a  guest at the party but her chat was interrupted by Letoya's horrified screams. The actress told her wife a man had allegedly touched her inappropriately.

Lebo confronted the guy and a scuffle ensued. She said she broke her finger and destroyed Letoya's sacred sangoma beads in the process.

“Letoya said 'This guy just rubbed my thigh and touched my crotch'. So I'm trying to push this man and I want to try and understand what the f**k he is doing. This is where my hand got into Letoya’s beads and they fell. Letoya was holding me, begging me not to fight a man but he attacked me first.” 

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