She has been dupped as the goddess of small screens, and it seems as if the bubbly veteran actress isn’t holding back. Seasoned actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi has kissed her on-screen character of Koko Mantsha on Skeem Saam goodbye. For months, she hasn’t featured in the drama series, and Mzansi was more than worried. It seems as if the veteran actress has already left the educational drama series for Giyani.
Best known for her on-screen characters MmaNkwesheng and Koko Mantsha Skeem Saam, the seasoned actress will be joining the star-studded cast of Giyani. In the drama series, she will be playing the on-screen character of Manoko’s mother.
The news of her latest gig was revealed by entertainment blogger Phil Mphela who confirmed that Lydia was switching the floor for Giyani. Her new gig will see her starring alongside some of Mzansi’s finest Rami Chuene. After being part of the cast for more than a decade, Skeem Saam viewers were saddened by her exit. She joined the show since its debut in 2011.
In Skeem Saam, Charity Rambo’s mother, Katlego, and Joseph’s grandmother. She was cherished in the community as she was a celebrated grandmother who had deep roots in the culture, and everyone turned to her for advice.
Since her hiatus, the death hoax flooded several times but was not true. After questioning her absence on the Skeem Saam set, the showrunners had to clear the air on her absence. Also, the seasoned actress boasts around with more than 30 years in the industry. With an illustrious career spanning decades, she has starred in several series such as Bophelo ke Smphekgo. In the mix of her illustrious career spanning decades, Mzansi has been wondering how old the actress could be.
The veteran actress was born in Botlokwa, Polokwane, South Africa, on 27 September 1939. The 82-year old actress has fast become one of Mzansi’s finest of late. However, of interest is that the bubbly actress used to be a teacher before dumping her profession for acting.