Skeem seem actress koloi with his big girlfriend in real life
Mkhabela described Maja as a quiet guy, “not so quiet as if he was bottling things up or shy. He was quiet because he had tact and knew when to speak and when not to, something he drilled into me.”
“I was surrounded by people who would say ‘I am ridiculous’ when I dreamt big. It is then I realised my dream was really big for where I grew up.” In 2016, with only a bag full of clothes, he took a taxi to Johannesburg.
Apart from acting, Tshepo has a passion for cars and body work. If not acting, then a qualified Auto Body Specialist is another career he would have wanted to go into. And most probably have his own car show.
Her plans to continue with her studies at UCT this year were put on hold after landing the role of Buhle.”I was preparing to go back to school and resume my studies at UCT but I got a call from Lulu Hela, the series producer, literally a week before I was supposed to register and she told me that I got the part,” Qamata recounts.Before landing his comic relief role of Koloi in Skeem Saam, 23-year-old Senatle had given up on his acting dream after being rejected for so long.The father of four-year-old Khumo was working full-time as a panel-beater before his breakthrough in the SABC1 soapie.Senatle had auditioned for another role on the show but didn’t get it.”At the time I was employed full-time and had to risk my job for a dream – one I had longed for and perhaps had lost a bit of faith in getting,” Senatle recalls. “I prepared for almost three days for the auditions and I didn’t get the role.”But he was later called back to audition for the role of Koloi, which has taken Mzansi by storm.”The love I have received is absolutely overwhelming. A request for selfies and how to get a job in the industry has become my daily routine.”
According to a close family friend, Lindiwe and Mokoena’s family were at war over where he should be buried.The family wanted him to be buried at his birthplace in Tembisa.Mokoena leaves behind two daughters and two grandchildren.Mokoena has been acting for over 20 years. Before his current acting stint on Skeem Saam, he had supporting roles in Khululeka, Generations, Isibaya, Scandal!, Isithunzi and Isikizi.”He was a loving person with a great sense of humour. He loved acting and it was his life. He wanted to end up opening his own acting academy,” Lindiwe said.Vuyo Mthembu of the SABC commented: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Thema Mokoena. He was a valued member of the Skeem Saam team and will be dearly missed.”On behalf of the channel, cast and crew, we wish his family strength during this difficult time.”
“It’s been incredibly humbling to see the love people have for the show. When we first read the scripts, we knew we had something special on our hands but still, the response from the viewers has been overwhelmingly positive.”
“And I would like people to remember him just how we all knew him, as Big Boy Mabitsela, a creative and loving man, and a genius. “And as one of the best actors ever to grace the screens of Skeem Saam. He should be remembered for his great work that we have been left with,” he said.
“This is definitely the role I have been waiting for to launch my television career,” Buthelezi says. “I feel so overwhelmed by the love from the viewers. I’m not entirely surprised by it; I receive it all with gratitude.”Buthelezi and Sishi’s Gomora co-star Qamata (Buhle) is making international moves.The 21-year-old starlet leads the cast of Netflix’s second African original series, Blood & Water, that debuted in 190 countries on Wednesday.Qamata plays 16-year-old schoolgirl Puleng Khumalo who sets out to investigate the cold case of her older sister’s disappearance at an elite school.The Eastern Cape newcomer confesses that it has been a lot of pressure carrying such a big show on her tiny shoulders.”It’s an incredible honour. To represent young African talent on a global platform like Netflix is a huge privilege and I hope we make the continent proud of our work,” Qamata says.While many were introduced to Qamata as feisty Buhle in Gomora, she filmed Blood & Water last year.