Leera Mthethwa age

Leera Mthethwa (born 7 December 1990) is a South African actress, MC, and model. She played the no-nonsense teacher Mrs Jackie Hlongwane in Mzansi Magic’s Gomora.

The actress knows best how to bring each role to life. She played a role in Soul City, Generations, Prince Muzi, and more. She appeared as a cast of BET’s new telenovela Redemption.

Leera Mthethwa
Leera Mthethwa biography
Leera Mthethwa says she had the time of her life MCing the RMA Soul Sistas wellness conference.
Background Information
Full name:Leera Mthethwa
Born:7 December 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of birth:Pretoria
Nationality:South African
Education:Live Performance
Alma mater:AFDA
Occupation:Actress, model, MC
Known for:Playing Jackie Hlungwani in Gomora
Profiles:Facebook, InstagramTwitter
Net worth:R5.6 million

Early Life

Leera Mthethwa was born on 7 December 1990 in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. She has followed her passion for arts since she was thirteen. She registered and attended Pro Arte Alphen Park in Pretoria.

The actress once told her Grade 1 teacher that she would want to be Brenda Fassie when she grew up. She has continued to work, attend auditions, and do MC since 2014.


Leera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Live Performance from AFDA. She furthered her academics at the University of Pretoria.


Many are familiar with her face on Gomora, where she played Jackie Hlungwani, a no-nonsense teacher. She has appeared in many other productions and series. She appeared in Redemption, Generations: The Legacy, City Ses’La, Soul City, and more.

Aside from her acting role, Leera is a model and a Master of Ceremony (MC). She has landed gigs and has worked for known brands. She is signed under the model and talent management agency Alushi Models. She promotes her modeling profession on social media.

Leera to host Truelove Magazine’s All a Woman Needs Festival in 2022. She had the opportunity to MCing the RMA Soul Sistas wellness conference in November 2023. She had the pleasure of MCing the #Woman2Woman Event.

Mrs Jackie is the role she plays in Gomora. Her character is an educator close to Melusi who does not tolerate misconduct. She works closely with the former Gomora High School Principal, Melusi Dlamini.

Following the arrest of Dlamini, she assumed the position of the acting principal. Since she couldn’t discharge her duties well, Mr. Nkosinathi Cele replaced her.

Personal Life

Leera Mthethwa son
Leera Mthethwa and her son.

Leera Mthethwa has a son. She proudly posts him on social media but has kept the identity of her baby daddy hidden. She had revealed she was in a relationship on social media. The post contained beautiful pictures of roses with a written note – “I’m taken”.


Mthethwa drives a Mercedes Benz car. She posted on Instagram a picture of her new car. She loves things of luxury and tries to buy herself whatever she loves. Her car is worth R540,000. 

Social Media

Leera has established a remarkable presence on social media. She uses the platform to promote her modeling career. She often posts about her work and family. She also does influencing and has promoted brands like Stoney and more.


  • Redemption
  • Generations: The Legacy
  • City Ses’La
  • Soul City