Kruger, an activist , entertainer and founder of beauty range Endless by Miss Lara has died.
On January 3, it was reported that radio personality and founder of beauty products, Endless by Miss Lara, has died. Known as Lara Kruger, Thapelo Lehulere was a presenter on Motsweding FM’s weekend show “Di direga kae” after having joined the station in 2016.
She was also the founder of Endless by Miss Lara, a beauty care range suitable for all ethnic skin tones.
“I did a course in Cosmetology. After working for reputable spa brands in South Africa, from being a spa therapist, spa manager and spa consultant. It has always been a thing for me to one day release a product range for ethnic clientele, something that was actually going to work for us and our skin tone.
Endless by Miss Lara. Picture: Supplied.
On December 15, she wrote on her Facebook wall explaining how she was tired of Mafikeng and that se resented going there in the first place.
“I cannot explain to you how much I HATE Mafikeng. I don’t even see myself coming back here. I came here to collect a depression and death ticket. I have never been this sick. I came here 2016 and it has not been worth it. Not even for a second. I am not going to be a victim to people who have been territorial and who where masks everytime they see me and dish me with crocodile smiles. It surely feels like I have taken 10 steps back in my life. One thing is for sure. Fa!!!! Ga ke boele. Ke sharp shem.
Today I am going home to love, care and peace of mind. Don’t stay in a situation that compromises you well being. I stayed for way too long. With my condition right now I may die and if I do. Wear white at my funeral and please be advised it will be a 3 hour ceremony. Sweet & short. We should death it’s a way to connecting with God.
Ka lerata ❤️” (sic).
While it is unclear what her cause of death was, Kruger is believed to have been living with depression.
Kruger was also known for her vibrant and no-holds-barred commentary on issues relating to the entertainment industry and her weekly reviews of Mzansi Magic's weekly wedding show, Our Perfect Wedding. The commentary came in the form of videos on her Youtube page.
Her employers, issued a statement on how sadden they’re regarding her passing.
“The SABC Board, management and staff would like to send heartfelt condolences to the Lehulere family and friends. Lara will be remembered for the immense contribution at the SABC as a presenter of Motsweding FM’s weekend show “Di direga kae” since joining the station in 2016.
Lara’s contribution to the SABC will remain and continue to inspire those who knew her on a personal and professional level. Lara was also an all-round entertainer and videogrammer on social media platforms. She will be deeply missed and may her soul rest in peace.
The details of memorial and funeral service will be announced in due course”, read the statement.
Kruger was born on 3 February 3 1987 and died on 3 January 2017.