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Skeem Saam blasts reports that Koko Mantsha is dead

Skeem Saam has disputed claims that its actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi, who plays the character of Koko Mantsha is dead.

This comes after a publication @SSiTVSA reported on Friday, 9 June that the award-winning actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi, who plays the character of Koko Mantsha in Skeem Saam passed away,

@SSiTVSA shared an article on Twitter and reported: “R.I.P Veteran actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi is best known for her roles in Sepedi drama Bophelo ke Semphekgo and SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam as Koko.”

@SkeemSaam3 replied: “Hi. Please remove this. This is NOT true.”

The actress took a break from the soapie in 2020, where she plays the role of Katlego Peterson’s grandmother Koko Mantsha.

Lydia Mokgokoloshi

Sowetan reported in July 2020 that the legendary actress has taken a break from acting after playing Koko Mantsha since the soapie’s inception in 2011.

The educational soapie revealed to the publication that Mokgokoloshi is still part of the show on a recurring basis, although viewers will see less of her on screen.

The soapie’s spokesperson Sumanya Mogola said: “She will still be in and out of the story. She just won’t be shooting as much as she used to. Our shooting schedule gets really hectic at times and we don’t want to wear her out. She is at a very sensitive age so she needs as much rest, care, and comfort as possible.”

Check the report:

Skeem Saam shuts reports actress Koko Mantsha is dead

This is the second time the Skeem Saam actress Lydia Mokgokolosi falls victim to a death hoax. as a fake and unverified SABC 1 Facebook page also wished her dead in 2021.

The fake news spread like wildfire on Twitter as well, with fans sending condolences and heartfelt messages thinking that Mantsha is dead.

The soapie also rubbished the death hioax reports in 2021 on their Twitter account and said: “Beware of fake news. Granny is alive and well.”

Actress Makgofe Moagi, who plays her daughter Charity Ramabu on the show also stated on Twitter in July 2021: “She’s very much alive! Please stop spreading rumours.. don’t write about unverified passing of people just for clout! I spoke to her 20 mins ago and the first thing she asks me is “o kwele?”

Fans of the actress were let out a breath of relief when the soapie confirmed she is still alive after she fell victim to death hoax in July 2021.


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Nothando Ngcobo

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