Te­bogo does not want chil­dren

Rhythm City ac­tress shares why she and her hubby have de­cided not to start a family

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Palesa Mat­je­bele

RHYTHM City ac­tress, Te­bogo Khalo, has been play­ing Pu­leng for over a decade and al­though her char­ac­ter is a mother, Te­bogo says she does not want to have chil­dren. She has been with her hus­band for 12 years, but the cou­ple has no de­sire to start a family.


Te­bogo comes from a big family and is family ori­ented, but she doesn’t want to have chil­dren of her own.

“Family and friends are ev­ery­thing to me and I have the most fun when I’m with them,” she says.

She re­cently re­vealed dur­ing an in­ter­view that she never wants to have chil­dren.

“I’m find­ing it dif­fi­cult be­cause I am get­ting older and I get broody, but I just re­mind my­self of my de­ci­sion when this hap­pens,” she says.


To­gether with her hus­band, the two have de­cided to raise their neph­ews and nieces as their own chil­dren.

The star also re­vealed she was bet­ter off with­out chil­dren, say­ing lead­ing a busy life will have a neg­a­tive im­pact on her motherly role.

“I made the de­ci­sion be­cause of the pres­sures of life. I think it is un­fair to have kids when life is so com­plex. I think it is the pres­sure and fear of bring­ing a soul on earth and rais­ing them,” she tells Move!.


The ac­tress has been part of Rhythm City for over 10 years, and says she doesn’t feel like she’s stuck play­ing one char­ac­ter, as Pu­leng’s script is chal­leng­ing.

“It’s been a decade of chal­leng­ing and ex­cit­ing story-telling that I don’t even feel like I have been play­ing the same char­ac­ter for this long,” she says.

“I’ve grown in my craft through the dif­fer­ent jour­neys that my char­ac­ter has been through. I’m still ex­cited by Pu­leng be­cause she’s so chal­leng­ing.”


She says her char­ac­ter gets bet­ter with time.

“I try to make the char­ac­ter as rel­e­vant as pos­si­ble. I’m al­ways look­ing out for jar­gon that’s cur­rent so peo­ple can re­late to the char­ac­ter and to evolve with ev­ery­day changes of life,” she says.

“I also try to be as au­then­tic as pos­si­ble and I al­ways give a piece of my heart to the au­di­ence with ev­ery story I’m given.”

Rhythm City ac­tress, Te­bogo Khalo, says she is re­luc­tant to start a family be­cause of her busy sched­ule

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