Cedric Fourie who plays Lehasa on Skeem Saam has been fighting off gay rumors for years. The Skeem Saam actor set the record straight more than two years ago after he was seen hanging out with several gay media personalities such as Lasizwe, Phathu Makwarela (creator of The River), Bonga Percy Vilakazi (producer of The River) and so many more.
Lasizwe apparently developed feelings for the Skeem Saam actor and didn’t take the rejection well and kicked him off his reality show Fake It Till You Make It. Cedric was apparently crushed because he’s always considered Lasizwe part of his family LGBTQI+ family.
The end of their friendship apparently started affecting Cedric’s work and he asked for time off Skeem Saam as his role requires a lot of energy and time.
Cedric has always considered himself an LGBTQI+ Ally and denied he’s gay as he has a girlfriend and has a son with his ex-girlfriend, who is apparently still heartbroken after Cedric broke up with her years ago, after their son was born. He responded to several media outlets a few years ago “Don’t talk about things you don’t know. I’m LGBTQI+ Ally. “Don’t say “facts” when you can’t prove it. I help gay and lesbians have equal rights like all of us. Pictures don’t mean jack get your facts straight.”
The gay rumours started in 2018 when Cedric walked the Feather Awards red carpet with YouTube and reality star Lasizwe Dambuza.
Many of Cedric fans have defended his haters out on their homophobic behaviours. Cedric also clapped back at trolls and put them in their place by reminding them and other homophobes what standing with the gay community is.
Lasizwe has previously taken to Twitter to share how heartbroken he was that Cedric was no longer part of his life and is still battling to come to terms with it years later.
Lasizwe tweeted, “I just found out that one of the people in my close circle is busy disclosing information I shared to him in confidence to the media.” And tweeted this week: “It ended in tears” when a follower asked him what happened between him and Cedric.
Cedric is still friends with his other gay friends; and has kept mum about his broken friendship with Lasizwe because he doesn’t want unnecessary drama and attention.