Dr Lelala holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), a Diploma in Anaesthetics (DA) from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), a Postgraduate Diploma in Business administration (PDBA) from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a Masters in Medicine (MMEd) from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from CMSA.

In 2019 Dr Lelala was appointed by the USA-based NGO, Operation Smile to be part of the internationally credentialed cleft surgeons for the organization. He has been involved in cleft surgery missions on the African continent and abroad. He is also a member of the Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons of South Africa (SORSSA). Dr Lelala has completed a microsurgery and breast Oncoplastic surgery fellowship at one of the world’s leading institutions of reconstructive surgery in Nottingham, United Kingdom. This training will equip Dr Lelala with skills in microsurgery, enabling him to perform intricate and life-transforming operations.