Samson Khumalo, joins Skeem Saam to play Boikanyo (Bra Boikie)

The popular Isibaya and Stokvel actor has secured the role of Boikanyo “Bra Boikie” Ramasemola in the SABC1 soapie, Skeem Saam.

According to IOL, Khumalo’s latest character is a flambouyant 50-something who isn’t afraid to speak his mind.


In the soapie, Brai Boikie is a municipal employee who’s willing to help Kwaito (Clement Maosa) and Tbose (Hungani Ndlovu) in getting a big paying tender.

Thursday 25 July: “Bra Boikie’s unexpected request throws Kwaito and Tbose into a total tailspin,” reads the TVSA July teaser.

Viewers of the educational soapie took to social media this week to welcome the legendary actor.


Samson Khumalo joins Skeem Saam

Prolific stage and screen actor plays ‘Boikanyo (Bra Boikie) Ramasemola’,

Bra Boikie is a flamboyant 50 something year old who is a corrupt municipal employee willing to assist Kwaito and Tbose in getting a big paying tender.…

— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 28, 2024
@Dr_Shiyaklenga: “Can’t they cast him as Big boy’s younger brother? This role they gave is temporary.”

@crazythatoo: “I love how versatile Tswana, Pedi and Sotho speaking actors are. They can play any Setswana, Sepedi and Sesotho speaking role.”

@ThusoetsileG: “I hope he will speak Setswana… I love how he speaks the language.”

@Streetlighter98: “He was so great on Isibaya. Can’t wait to see what he has to offer this time around.”

Who remembers this, if you wondering why pastors use Doom. They saw it here#MyFirstAD #Doom @samson.khumalo.

— Thembsie Matu (@ThembsieMatu) October 21, 2017
The Skeem Saam actor Samson Khumalo is reportedly married to Ga Re Dumele actress Meme Ditshego, who was also his TV wife in Coconuts.

The actor is famously known for portraying the character of Shadrack in Mzanzi Magic’s Isibaya from seasons one to eight.

Khumalo is also known for his SABC2 sitcom Stokvel role as Moruti in season four and eight, according to the publication.

The fan-favourite actor has also starred in The Queen, The River, Soul Buddz, Amalia, Champions and many more.

Sello Maake kaNcube’s wife responds to GBV claims

Famous for his role as Archie Moroka on Generations, the Skeem Saam actor was at the Grahamstown event to perform in the stage play The Suit – which he had appeared in 30 years ago at the Market Theatre.

The source, who was also attending the event, said a screaming match between Sello and Pearl occured when the pair returned to their hotel.





“Pearl was screaming and swearing at Sello. The next morning, she appeared with a black eye and broken lips,” the source said.

“The situation is so bad that Sello left his wife behind while she was suffering from pain after the altercation. We don’t know the reason for the latest fight,” added the friend.

Another source claimed that the couple puts up a united front in public.

“That man feels trapped in that marriage because Pearl knows a lot about him and she has people who will always clean her image while portraying him as a villain,” added the source.

Responding to reports, a livid Pearl said: “Why is it that every time something is happening between my husband and I, there are sources who are telling you our problems.”

She further claimed that everything between her and Sello was good.

In April this year, Sunday World reported that the former Generations actor and his wife had separated and were headed for a divorce.

However, in Facebook posts days later, the couple – who got married in 2021– rubbished the reports.

In a lengthy post, Pearl gushed over Sello, whom she labelled a “good man”.

“You have been to me what the world will never even begin to understand.

“How I wish people could just and give you a break!

She continued: “In what may seem like me coming to your defense, the truth is being with you has elevated me to heights I never thought possible. I’m sending you love and strength in this trying time of our lives. I will forever love you and your spirit shall and will remain unshaken. YOU ARE A GOOD MAN. Father, son and a sibling. More than anything, you have been a beautiful and wonderful husband.”

Skeem Saam Actors/Actress Who Are Married And Their Partners

Skeem Saam Actors/Actress Married And Their Partners

Here we look at Skeem Saam actress who are married or have partners in life. This actress they are still young but decided to settle down. Dispire how long they have been together or been married they love each other and willing to grow old together

1. Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila as Mokgadi










Actress Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila who plays the role of entertainment journalist Mokgadi Matloga on the SABC1 show Skeem Saam is officially off the market. Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila, got married to his real husband last year December.

2. Eric Macheru as Leeto

Eric Macheru is a South African actor most famous for acting as Leeto Maputla

Eric is in relationship with the mother of his child Claudia. He shared two pictures of his son, Marvin Francis Macheru, and we haven’t stopped gushing – the little guy is super adorable

3. Kwaito as Clement

Clement is in love. He proposed to his now fiancée on 12 May this year and they are currently planning their wedding which promises to be a massive celebration. Clement is one of five children

4. Cornet Mamabolo as Tbose

Cornet Mamabolo marries his long-time girlfriend and the couple are blessed with a daughter named Omphile

5. Buhle Maseko as Nimrod

Skeem Saam actor Buhle Maseko is all set to tie the knot with his gorgeous girlfriend Tsholo Lolwane soon. Maseko, who plays Nimrod Kunutu on the SABC shared a cute little video alluding to the fact that he is getting married to his long time girlfriend, Tsholo Lolwayne

6. Patrick Seleka as Katlego

His love life on the screen might not be goals but in real life Patrick is happily married. Patrick never misses a chance to celebrate and publicly appreciate the special woman in his life, his wife Mmabaneng Seleka. The couple recently reached a milestone in their marriage as they celebrated their anniversary

7. Elizabeth

The TV presenter is dating Hendrick Ekstein, also known as ‘Pule. ‘ Hendrick is a professional football player who played for Kaizer Chiefs as a midfielder before becoming a free agent. The lady found herself in a frenzy in 2018 after media outlets accused her of dating two soccer players

8. Mogau Motlhatswi as Mampitsi

Mogau is madly in love with her boyfriend whom she often posts on Instagram, showering him with love. She often refers to him as her superman and she also have a child

‘Mpho Sebeng was on my prayer list of actors’: ‘016FM’ star Joseph Sedibo

Actor Joseph Sedibo, who place the character of DJ Tsietsi in 016FM, recently opened up about acting alongside the late Mpho Sebeng.

Sebeng, who was 31-year-old, lost his life in a car accident in Potchefstroom on 5 May.

Opening up about working with the late Savage Beauty star, Sedibo – who is also currently on Showmax as Mkhonto on Empini – said it was an honour.

“It was such an honour working with him. Mpho was one of the people on my prayer list that I’ve always wanted to work with, so when that happened I was ecstatic.

“He was such a great demonstrator, especially when it came to all the stunts we did. Mpho taught me so many stunt techniques. Most of the stunts that viewers will see between him and I were facilitated by him.

“He was such a talented man and funny too. Sometimes when working, I’d want him to finish his lines because I’d want to break out of character and just laugh.

From humble beginnings at the Market Theatre to appearing on Rhythm City to acting on two Showmax Originals, it is clear that his star is on the rise. The Duma Ndlovu Academy graduate revealed that one of his acting dreams was to be on a Sotho show.

“I’m Sotho and so I always wanted my first big show to be in Sotho. So when I was presented with the 016FM script, I thought to myself, ‘This is it!’

“I also wanted to be a part of 016FM because of how it represents the Vaal pop culture. The Vaal doesn’t have a story out there, and I believe the Vaal has a story that South Africans need to hear.”

His character, DJ Tsietsi, is nothing like him, Sedibo shared.

“DJ Tsietsi and I are worlds apart. DJ Tsietsi is shy and reserved, whereas I’m loud and energetic. I’m more confident in my own skin than him; he’s such an awkward person. However, I do relate to some of his experiences, like losing a parent and being very much independent.”

016FM follows two polar opposite DJs who join forces to save their beloved radio station.

Their journey is fraught with obstacles, including the need to oust a dangerous, shadowy syndicate that has infiltrated the station. The series promises intense drama and high-stakes action, capturing the heart and soul of the Vaal community.

016FM’s star-studded cast also includes legendary actors Nthati Moshesh, Sophie Ndaba and Sello Motloung. The show will also star actors Katlego Mabote, Mapula Molefe, Noni Mafani, Mapaseka Koetle and Caddy Tsotetsi.

Netizens on Ayanda Thabethe’s ‘Rolls Royce’

In recent pictures, Ayanda shared images of her new car, which costs millions of rands, in her “June photo dump”.

Ayanda and her man, who is a controversial businessman, may not be seen together often, but the pair do show off their expensive holiday trips, their R19.5 million upmarket home which was reportedly on sale and their exotic cars.

Almost a week ago, Matsimbe sparked buzz online with photos and videos of his new Ferrari SF90 Spider, reportedly valued at R14 million.

This comes a year after Ayanda shared images of her luxury R4 million valued Mercedes Benz Maybach, which was also allegedly bought by Matsimbe as a “push present” after the birth of their second baby last year

However, the expensive gifts and affluent lifestyle always sets tongues wagging due to negatives reports about Matsimbe’s business dealing.

Flexing with sgebengu money will forever be her brand.

— Sandisiwe (@_SandisiweVani) June 29, 2024

I hope they arrest her with that criminal she’s procreating with

— hepo 💉 (@tshepo87) June 28, 2024
Last year it was reported that Ayanda’s partner is facing fraud allegations dating back to 2019. At the centre of the fraud allegations are 10 luxury cars that went missing while in his possession.

The publication reports that court papers filed in August 2019 reveal Matsimbe used fake documents to receive funding from the bank to purchase luxury vehicles from various dealerships. He reportedly did this through his company called Matsimbe and Co.

Some of the cars purchased include a Toyota Hilux, Toyota Land Cruiser, Lexus SUV, Lexus LX, Mclaren MP4 coupé, BMW X5 SUV, Can-Am Maverick, Audi Q3, a Nissan Navara and a Volvo mechanical horse.

In 2019, Standard Bank was allegedly granted a court judgement to get the cars back from Matsimbe which he reportedly ignored. This resulted in the bank obtaining a warrant of committal for contempt of court against Matsimbe.

According to reports, the warrant ordered Matsimbe to be arrested for 30 days. However, only two cars were recovered; the Mclaren and the Volvo.

Harriet Manamela returns to ‘Skeem Saam’

The Star reports that the legendary actress Harriet Manamela will return to Skeem Saam on Friday, 12 August.

The actress took a break from the soapie in season 12 due following a hip replacement surgery.





Award-winning actress who temporarily replaced Manamela recently bid farewell to the show.

“It’s almost time to say goodbye to the Turfloop bunch. Thank you for the beautiful ride. See you on the next… Ndi a livhuwa. Aa”, she wrote.

Entertainment commentator Jabu Mcdonald reports that the educational soapie has been renewed for another season.

Season 13 of the SABC1 soapie begins on Monday, 1 July.


Harriet Manamela returns to Skeem Saam

Manamela is coming back to our screens in the 13th season of the SABC1 soapie.

Manamela will reprise her role as Meikie Maputla, taking over from Florence Masebe who temporarily stood-in for her.

Harriet’s on-screen…

— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 28, 2024
@lulushezi: “Florence did well but Harriet Manamela holds a special place for me as Meikie: ‘Ruri John?’”

@Knowkcee: “She took her time studying Meikie and made sure to deliver.”

@Kgothatsomath02: “She should’ve come in as Meikie’s sister mahn, producers didn’t see the bigger picture.”

@Kagiso_Bw: “Thank God the real Meiki is back. We appreciate temporary Meiki for stepping in, but that Ntswaki saga needed the real Meiki, we were robbed.”

@terzzm: “Mme Florence did very well… Wishing her all the best and Welcome back Mma Manamela.”

@comforttenyeko: “Mam Florence did so well in this character she played Meikie so perfectly well done to her.”

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the . Thank you for the beautiful ride. See you on the next… Ndi a livhuwa. Aa!👏🏾

— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) June 24, 2024
TVSA reports that Harriet Manamela was one of the original starring casts when Skeem Saam debuted on SABC1 on 13 October 2011.

The legendary actress announced on Monday, 6 May that she had hip replacement surgery at the beginning of the year.

“I had a hip replacement surgery beginning of the year hence I was given a break from shooting. Thank you to everyone for wishing me well. Even though there was no clear explanation why I had to be off the screen and production had to find a sit in for me.”

“Your support and wishing me well humbles my heart and you all much appreciated. Now that production is on a shooting break it’s more time to enjoy seeing people and catching up.”

#SkeemSaam has been renewed for a 13th season.

Happy birthday to Jub Jub : but how old is he?

Molemo Katleho Maarohanye, best known as Jub Jub, is trending against the backdrop of his birthday. The celebrated rapper and reality TV host turned a year older, and Mzansi quickly flooded his social media feeds with warm birthday wishes.




Jub Jub’s birthday has since thrust him into the top trends. With an illustrious career spanning years, the muso has managed to keep his private life under wraps, leaving many to guess even about his age.

Fans and fellow celebrities were quick to flood his social media feeds with warm birthday wishes. However, Mzansi was puzzled by Jub Jub’s age. The 44-year-old star was born on 29 June 1980. He joins a host of celebrities who recently celebrated their birthdays.

Seasoned actress Sophie Ndaba also turned a year older on 29 June. The 51-year-old star was born in 1973 in Soweto.

Jub Jub has been winning big since his thrust into the limelight. He was undoubtedly a child star who lived up to the dream. He had his shot at fame when he was featured in a famous Coca-Cola TV advert in 1991.

The advert also featured soccer legend Doctor Khunalo. Despite his newfound fame, he went on to present multiple TV shows, including Jam Alley and Selimathunzi.

He has undoubtedly wowed many with his flair on small screens while hosting several shows, including Uyajola 9/9. However, apart from Uyajola 9/9, he has starred in several reality shows, including You Promised to Marry Me and Uthando Noxolo.

Apart from his small screen wins, he has won big as a rapper. His smash hits have won big in recent years.

Despite his big wins, Jub Jub has had his fair share of drama. His love life and failed relationships have often seen him making headlines for the wrong reasons.

Jub Jub’s ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Kelly Khumalo, once accused him of abuse. However, Amanda Du Pont made the same daring allegations, and the muso is currently before the courts.

On 8 March 2010, he hogged headlines when he was involved in a drag racing accident with his friend Themba Tshabalala on a public road near a school. The two were both sentenced to 25 years in jail each for murder, attempted murder and three other related offences.

Their sentences were reduced to ten years in 2012, and he was released on 5 January 2017 on parole after four years.

From a BMW to an Audi SQ5 : Melusi Buthelezi’s flashiest cars

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi is topping trends against the backdrop of his recent Instagram posts. The Orlando Pirates shot-stopper recently gave Mzansi a sneak peek of the lush rural mansion he is building in KwaZulu-Natal.

No doubt the 26-year-old is seemingly spending thousands, if not millions, on his immediate family and is not shy to show it off.


However, his recent post not only gave Mzansi a glimpse of his lush rural mansion under construction but also one of his flashiest cars. Like those before him, Melusi Buthelezi has splurged thousands on some of the world’s flashiest cars.

Mzansi spotted his Audi SQ5 in the now-viral photos. The car has a base price tag of R650 000 and is available at several dealerships around South Africa.

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The car boasts a turbocharged 3.0-litre V-6 engine. According to reports, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds. Melusi Buthelezi has also been spotted driving around in a Toyota Hilux bakkie, which he often posts on his social media accounts.

Bakkie prices tend to vary by model, year of manufacture, and trims. However, one can purchase a Toyota Hilux 2.0 single cab for R380 000. However, some bakkies cost over a million.

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The star also owns a VW Golf. Judging from his social media feeds, the German automobile was seemingly his first purchase. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that he owns a BMW. However, contrary to the rumour mill, the star has yet to confirm the news.

No doubt Melusi Buthelezi’s impressive fleet often thrust him into the top trends, leaving many trying to connect the dots about his income streams. However, the star has managed to keep his private life under wraps, leaving many to guess.

Melusi Buthelezi started his senior career with the National First Division side Jomo Cosmos before moving to TS Galaxy in 2020. In 2022, he made his international debut, coming from the bench while playing against Sierra Leone.

However, his impressive form with TS Galaxy saw many teams fighting for his signature. Buthelezi kept ten clean sheets in the 21 games he played for the club. However, he made eight clean sheets in his first ten appearances for the Soweto giants.

The star confirmed his exit from TS Galaxy at the end of the 2022/2023 season. “I will be forever grateful for the opportunity this team gave me,” Buthelezi posted on social media a few hours after TS Galaxy wrapped up their season.

Makhadzi’s age has left South Africans Surprised after being revealed.

Multi-award-winning star Makhadzi is making headlines against the backdrop of her birthday. The star recently turned a year older, and Mzansi quickly flooded her social media feeds with warm birthday wishes.

With an illustrious career spanning years, she has quickly become one of the most sought-after stars in South Africa. Makhadzi has headlined several shows worldwide and has shared the stage with some of the world’s best acts.

Despite her big wins, she has kept her age under wraps, leaving many to guess how she is. The post has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet.






However, Makhadzi’s age left Mzansi puzzled. The 28-year-old star singer was born on 30 June 1996 in a small village called Ha-Mashamba Tshivhangani, just outside Elim in Limpopo province. Many were more than convinced that she was younger than she looked.

She joins a host of celebrities who recently celebrated their birthdays. Award-winning actress Sophie Ndaba turned 51 on 29 June. However, celebrated rapper and reality TV host Jub Jub turned 44.

She started singing at a younger age. At 13, she performed at Taxi ranks before joining a musical group, Makhirikhiri, as a dancer. However, Makhadzi later switched the floor from dancing to music.

As an independent artist, she went on to release three studio albums: Muvhango (2009), Ndo Tshinya Ni? (2011), and Litshani u Ntsala Murahu (2012). On 1 December 2014, she dropped her fourth studio album, Rita Dee.

Against the backdrop of her newfound fame Makhadzi went on to drop two other albums before her breakthrough. In 2019, she dropped her smash hit Matorokisi, and the song topped the charts. Against the release of Matorokisi, she joined Open Mic Productions.

Her first project under the record label was a complete success. Makhadzi’s studio album Kokovha became one of her most streamed projects, and it was certified with a gold plaque.

Since then, she has been winning big and has released several successful projects. Makhadzi has capped her illustrious career with several accolades.

However, the star singer has made millions from her illustrious career and has splurged thousands, if not millions, on her immediate family. She built houses for her family before she bought three properties for herself. Like those before her, Makhadzi has a soft spot for exotic cars and an impressive fleet to show for it.

Newly published images of Shebeshxt daughter’s funeral: So heartbreaking

Musician Lehlogonolo “Shebeshxt” Chauke, who survived in Limpopo on Saturday night, will attend his nine-year-old daughter’s funeral on Saturday. Shebeshxt’s daughter, Onthatile, tragically passed away in the accident, which has sent shockwaves throughout the music industry and beyond.

According to family spokesperson and lawyer, Lot Ramusi, the family has made arrangements with the hospital where Shebeshxt is being treated for him to be released temporarily to attend the funeral. This will be a difficult moment for the musician, who is still recovering from his injuries. He will return to the hospital after the ceremony to continue his treatment.Shebeshxt is no longer in critical condition and has been moved from the intensive care unit. He can talk and stand, and his focus is on his recovery. The musician was on his way to drop off his girlfriend and daughter when the accident occurred. He was then headed to an ANC Siyanqoba rally celebration concert in Lebowakgomo.





The police have reached out to Shebeshxt as part of their investigations into the accident. They have requested a J88 form to determine the extent of his injuries. This form is necessary to investigate the driver of the truck involved in the collision. The police have also asked for a statement from Shebeshxt, which he will provide next week after the funeral.

The family has not disclosed whether the funeral will be private or public, despite an outpouring of support from fans. Many have taken to social media to offer their condolences and well wishes to Shebeshxt and his family. This tragedy has touched the hearts of many, and the music industry has come together to support one of their own.

Shebeshxt’s road to recovery will be long and challenging, but with the support of his family, friends, and fans, he will get through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with him and his family as they say goodbye to their beloved Onthatile.

In the days and weeks ahead, Shebeshxt will face many challenges as he comes to terms with his loss and works to regain his strength. The music industry will be watching and waiting for his return, but for now, our focus is on supporting him and his family in their time of need.

As we mourn the loss of Onthatile, we are reminded of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment we have with our loved ones. Shebeshxt’s story is a tragic reminder of this, and our hearts go out to him and his family.

In the face of tragedy, the music industry has come together to support one of their own. Shebeshxt’s fans have shown their love and support on social media, and his fellow musicians have offered their condolences and support. This outpouring of love and support is a testament to the power of music and the impact it has on our lives.

As we say goodbye to Onthatile, we remember a young life cut short, a life full of promise and potential. We also remember a father’s love and the sacrifices he made for his family. Shebeshxt’s love for his daughter was evident in everything he did, and her loss will be felt deeply by all who knew her.

In the days ahead, we will continue to follow Shebeshxt’s journey as he navigates this difficult time. We will be here to support him and his family, and we will keep his daughter’s memory alive through our words and actions.

Rest in peace, Onthatile. Your memory will live on in our hearts.