Get to know Ntswaki from Skeem Saam


Get to know Ntswaki from Skeem Saam

Ntswaki from Skeem Saam is described as an unruly teenager whose storyline captures the attention of all who watch the South African drama series. The actress behind the destructive on-screen figure is a far cry from her character, with success in pageantry, too.

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Lethabo Mekoa was born on September 14, 2004, in Pretoria.She started her primary schooling at Ikhwezilethemba Primary School and finished at Laerskool General Jacques Pienaar. Lethabo then pursued her high school education at Prestige College.


At the end of 2022, the rising star bagged three major awards at Prestige College. Among those awards are Main Character, and Best Female of the Year.Just like many young people out there, Lethabo thought she was destined to be a doctor, but her passion to act got the better of her. It turns out her calling has been in the entertainment industry all along.

Lethabo participated in The International Arts Talent Showcase on September 25, 2021, where she obtained a scholarship and a callback to perform in New York, USA.


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The talented actress and model rose to stardom in November 2022, when she made her debut on the hit SABC1 drama, Skeem Saam, where she plays Ntswaki. The character is Meikie Maputla’s relative, who was just coming to visit for the weekend.

Ntswaki captivated viewers from the start, bringing much-needed teenage drama to the show. She is an outgoing girl who is fearless and lives in the present moment. The mischievous adolescent is back to entertain viewers once more.


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Lethabo is definitely taking the industry by storm and branching out into new ventures. She hosted the RSA Model Awards red carpet at Golf Reef City’s Lyric Theatre in December.She enjoys writing and poetry, as well as spending time with her loved ones, in addition to acting. Her mother is an inspiration to her.

During an interview with Wealthy Myambo in 2023, Lethabo mentioned that she bought her first car with cash at 18, thanks to her massive success on Skeem Saam. The rising star first joined an agency in Grade 7, but she did not initially have serious hopes of acting.

Lethabo Mekoa won Miss Teen RGP (Regional Gauteng Province) in 2023. She mentioned that it was her first try at professional pageantry, as she only did fashion and runway shows for fun. She won the competition with the ‘Miss Teen RGP Personality’ and ‘Public Choice’ categories.



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