Is Lydia Mokgokoloshi Dead or Alive? Lydia Mokgokoloshi, the award-winning actress known for her role as Koko Mantsha, the grandmother of Katlego Peterson in Skeem Saam, has left fans wondering why she has not been appearing in the show.
It was reported that Koko Manisha, an 80-year-old veteran actress, from Skeem Saam has reportedly passed away. Koko Mantsha whose real name is Lydia Mokgokoloshi has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.
A South African Actor, born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo. most famous for acting as Koko Manisha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.
The above statement has not being confirmed yet, if Lydia Mokgokoloshi is dead or alive is yet unknown. It was reported that the veteran actress made a decision to step away from acting for a while.
According to a report by Sowetan in July 2020, the renowned actress has decided to step away from acting after portraying the character of Koko Mantsha since the soapie’s inception in 2011.
According to the educational soapie, Mokgokoloshi will continue to appear on the show on a recurring basis, but viewers can expect to see less of her on screen. This information was disclosed to the publication.
According to the soapie’s spokesperson, Sumanya Mogola, the character will continue to make appearances throughout the storyline. According to sources, she will be reducing the frequency of her shooting activities. According to sources, the shooting schedule can become quite demanding at times, and there are concerns about avoiding exhaustion for a key member of the team. According to sources, she is currently at a highly delicate stage of life and therefore requires ample rest, attention, and solace.
In 2020, the actress took a hiatus from the show as her character relocated from Turfloop in Limpopo, where the plot is primarily set, to her residence.
This is What Happened to Actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi
TVSA reports the actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi was populalry known for her portrayal of Mma-Nkosheng in the 90s drama series Bophelo ke Semphekgo before joining Skeem Saam as Koko Mantsha.
FOUR THINGS ABOUT HER:
- Mokgokoloshi was born in September 1939 in Limpopo province in a village called Botlokwa.
- She he attended high school at Mokomene School and then studied teaching at Mokopane and taught for 10 years at home.
- She then moved to Soweto in 1974 where she taught until she retired in 1997.
- She lives with her grandchildren from her only son who passed away in 2003.
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.
Daily Sun reported that the actress was honoured by the Limpopo Artists Movement following the fake news.
Movement president Mphoza Mashabela told Daily Sun the fake news shocked people but also made them realise Lydia needed to be honoured while she was still alive.
“We realised that throughout her career, she has never been honoured in her own province, yet she’s done so much to put our province on the map,” he said.