ACTRESS Letoya Makhene has allegedly returned to the small screen after taking time off showbiz to do mummy stuff.

The hot actress excused herself from SABC1 prime-time soapie, Generations: The Legacy, last year to attend to the child she shares with ex-boyfriend, Tshepo Leeuw.

According to insiders, the actress, who plays Tshidi and was ironically pregnant in the prime-time drama ahead of her departure, will pick up where she left off.

Insisted an informant: “She’s been shooting since government announced some sectors could return to work.

“Basically, her story will continue where she left off, when she was pregnant with Jack Mabaso’s child.”

Letoya, who’s been mum about her return to the small screen, will feature regularly in the drama from next month, the second source claimed.

“She’s excited to be back at work because she’s been off for some time,” said the mole.

“She did say her departure wouldn’t be indefinite.”

Letoya’s return to work also marks a new beginning for her love life when she entered into a new relationship after breaking up with her baby daddy.

Commented the third mole: “She’s happy and in love with Lebo, and they do everything together.

“Letoya gushes about Lebo and hopes their relationship will last. They live together in Lebo’s house in Sandton, north of Joburg.”

  • Letoya refused to comment on the matter and referred inquiries to Generations: The Legacy publicist Nandipha Pantsi, who could not be reached for comment. She also failed to respond to our emails. Meanwhile, across the street at Mzansi Magic, The Queen has signed another big name, actor Rapulana Seiphemo.

The announcement comes hardly a month after that of actors Menzi Ngubane, Jessica Nkosi and SK Khoza.

Rapulana, who is famous for his role as a shrewd businessman Tau Mogale in Generations: The Legacy, will play Hector Sebata, whose charming looks hide a dangerous man who’ll do whatever it takes to protect his wealth.

Said the award-wining actor: “Hector is going to be the most exciting and challenging character I’ve had to play. I’m looking forward to featuring in The Queen.”

Rapulana said viewers would love Hector’s drama.

Commented executive producers Connie and Shona Ferguson: “We’re thrilled to have Rapulana on board.

“We’ve both worked with him as actors and have the highest respect for him as a performer and professional.”