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‘It took a lot’: ‘Skeem Saam’ actress on playing Ntswaki

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‘It took a lot’: ‘Skeem Saam’ actress on playing Ntswaki

Actress Lethabo Mekoa reflects on playing ‘troubled’ teenager Ntswaki, who was recently raped by her boyfriend in ‘Skeem Saam’.

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Rising star Lethabo Mekoa opens up about playing Ntswaki in Skeem Saam.

ACTRESS LETHABO MEKOA: ‘MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE

The actress Lethabo Mekoa took to her Tik Tok account to reveal what it means for her to play the troubled teenager, Nstwaki in Skeem Saam.

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“It took a lot for me to be able to shoot this scene! My heart goes out to everyone going through this or who have been in the same situation! Love and light,” she writes.

In the video, Mekoa’s shares a scene with Florence Masebe who plays Meikie and Mogau Motlhatswi who plays Mapitsi.

In the scene, Ntswaki is having second thoughts about revealing that she was raped by her boyfriend.

Her boyfriend, Tobias “Toby” Maswahla is played by former Gomora actor Sicelo Buthelezi. Toby raped his girlfriend Ntswaki after she changed her mind about sleeping with him.

She misses calls from the Maputlas and tells Toby she has to go home. But her boyfriend, who has no idea she’s underage goes through with it, without her consent.

@lethabo.mekoaa It took alot for me to be able to shoot this scene! My heart goes out to everyone going through this or who have been in the same situation! Love and light🤍🕯️ #SAMA28 #fypシ゚ #lethabomekoaa #skeemsaam #trending #tiktoksouthafrica🇿🇦 ♬ original sound – LETHABO.MEKOAA

‘SKEEM SAAM’ FANS RESPOND TO ACTRESS’ POST

Lisah Masilo: “Ntswaki stresses me weitsi. Toby didn’t know mara leena. He should’ve let Ntswaki go home.”

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Queen: “Your acting skills are on the highest level. You are one of my favoured actors.”

Caiiro X falla: “I love your work. You inspire me each and every day.”

Charity: “It’s not for the weak. You are killing it.”

PLAYING NTSWAKI

The beauty queen and actress Lethabo Mekoa joined the educational soapie Skeem Saam in November 2022 as Ntswaki.

Her character is a 16-year-old, grade 10 learner at Turfloop High, who is both rebellious and smart.

In the storyline, Ntswaki was raped by her boyfriend, Toby Maswahla (played by Sicelo Buthelezi).

On Monday, 3 June episode, Ntswaki returned to Turfloop with her father after running away to her parents’ village.

She ran away after Detective Tsheole revealed that she lied about being a student at Turfloop University and lied to her boyfriend about her age.

The TVSA June teasers reveal that Ntswaki’s return to Turf High will not be easy.

Monday 10 June: “Ntswaki’s first day back at school is not a walk in the park.”

Thursday 13 June: “John warns Toby to stop harassing Ntswaki if he knows what’s good for him.”

 

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Alaa Hamdy

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