Miss Lara Kruger Has Passed Away

Miss Lara Kruger

Zagossip can confirm that Motsweding FM’s DJ Lara Kruger has died.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) mourns the death of flamboyant socialite and broadcaster, Thapelo Lehulere, also known as Lara-Kruger.

The SABC Board, management and staff of the SABC would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the Lehulere family and friends. Lara will be remembered for the immense contribution at the SABC as presenter of Motsweding FM’s weekend show  “Di direga kae” since joining the station in 2016.

Lara was an all-round entertainer and videogrammer on social media platforms whose meaningful contribution to the SABC will remain and continue to inspire those who knew her both personal and professionally.  She will be deeply missed and may her soul rest in peace.

The details of his memorial and funeral service will be announced in due course.

Kruger was born as Thapelo Lehuleri and has said in interviews that from an early age she identified with being a woman.

“I identify as a woman from a social level. I live my life like a woman on a day-to-day basis. But in terms of my ID‚ my driver’s licence and matric certificate and all those documentations of life‚ unfortunately they do still say male because the process [of gender transformation] in our country is not as easy as one may think it is.”

Tributes from fans and friends have dominated social media.