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.