August 20, 1986
Gauteng, South Africa
Lerato Mofokeng Makhetha
Sacred Heart College|
Drakensberg Boys' Choir School
National School of the Arts
|Years active||2004 - to date|
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.
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.
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'.
- TVSA, Lerato Makhetha, 06 February 2019
- Daily Sun, JERRY MOFOKENG’S SON ESCAPES FIERY DEATH!, 06 February 2019
- Channel24, Lerato Makhetha on his big break on Isidingo, 06 February 2019
- Drum/ Press Reader, Lerato Makhetha on his big break on Isidingo, 06 February 2019
- 702, I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha, 06 February 2019
- My TV News, Lerato Makhetha: 4 things you need to know about Isidingo’s ‘Ntando’, 06 February 2019
- Times LIVE, Lerato Makhetha's dark days: I felt like I was failing as a man & provider, 06 February 2019
- Times LIVE, Jerry Mofokeng’s son Lerato Makhetha: I want to succeed on my own, 06 February 2019