Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes the skin to lose pigmentation call melanin, leading to discolored patches on the skin, it does not feel uncomfortable or painful at all and it is not contagious.

It is more noticeable on people with darker skin. The most common signs are premature whitening or graying of the hair on the scalp, eyelashes and eyebrow.

There is also patches on the back of the hand , the skin around body opening such as eyes and mouth, knees, elbows and feet. Vitiligo is a genetic condition that can start as early as 10years old and as late as 30years old.

However, some South African celebrities have learnt to embrace it. These include the following:


Leleti Khumalo also known as Sarafina has had since the age of 24 , and she used to cover it with make up until she just recently learnt to embrace it.

Brighton Ngoma also known as Quinton on Scandal has vitiligo on his arms and hands , he has also been open about it.

•Kgothi Iman Dithebe a South African model.