Lerato Makhetha

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Lerato Makhetha
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Born Lerato Mofokeng
(1986-08-20) August 20, 1986 (age 33)
Soweto, Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
Other names Lerato Mofokeng
Lerato Mofokeng Makhetha
Education Sacred Heart College
Drakensberg Boys' Choir School
National School of the Arts
  • Actor
  • Musician
Years active 2004 - to date
Spouse(s) Phetola Makhetha
Children Lehakoe Makhetha

Lerato Makhetha (born 20 August 1986) is a South African actor and musician. He is best known for his portrayal of Ntando Sibeko (orignally portrayed by Loyiso MacDonald) on the SABC 3 soap opera, Isidingo. He appeared on the fourth and fifth season of e.tv's Anthology Series eKasi: Our Stories. Lerato Makhetha took part in the SABC 3 reality competition, he Final Cut, and was a finalist - his participation on this show later led to his casting on Isidingo. He has previously appeared on Generations: The Legacy and Umlilo.

Personal Life

Lerato Makhetha is the son of famed actor Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha and Claudine Mofokeng. He is married to Phetola Makhetha and they have a daughter named Lehakoe Makhetha.

Surname Change

In 2017 Lerato Makhetha's father, Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha revealed that he had learned that his biological father was a 'Makhetha' and had began the process of officially changing his surname from 'Mofokeng' to 'Makhetha'.


  1. TVSA, Lerato Makhetha, 06 February 2019
  2. Daily Sun, JERRY MOFOKENG’S SON ESCAPES FIERY DEATH!, 06 February 2019
  3. Channel24, Lerato Makhetha on his big break on Isidingo, 06 February 2019
  4. Drum/ Press Reader, Lerato Makhetha on his big break on Isidingo, 06 February 2019
  5. 702, I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha, 06 February 2019
  6. My TV News, Lerato Makhetha: 4 things you need to know about Isidingo’s ‘Ntando’, 06 February 2019
  7. Times LIVE, Lerato Makhetha's dark days: I felt like I was failing as a man & provider, 06 February 2019
  8. Times LIVE, Jerry Mofokeng’s son Lerato Makhetha: I want to succeed on my own, 06 February 2019