‘Lesego Marakalla’ Where is Skeem Saam’s Rachel Kunutu now?


‘Lesego Marakalla’ Where is Skeem Saam’s Rachel Kunutu now?

Best known for her on-screen character of Rachel Kunutu on Skeem Saam, where is celebrated actress Lesego Marakalla now?

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Where is South African actress Lesego Marakalla now? She is credited for bringing the soft life game on-screen with her sense of fashion and life of glitz and glamour.

After nearly a decade, she kissed her on-screen character of Rachel Kunutu, SABC educational drama series Skeem Saam. She starred as a high-maintenance sugar baby with a taste of the finest things the world can offer despite not being able to afford most of them. She is that star actress we all love to hate.



Lesego Marakalla joined the star-studded cast of Skeem Saam in 2012 and bowed out in 2020. She left her family to pursue her studies in Cuba. However, she has been in touch with her family for years.

Confirming her exit on X, formerly Twitter, the drama series posted, “In her role as Rachel Kunutu Maphuthma, Marakalla has been one of the show’s leading young ladies, adding to the series’ sustained success over the seasons.”

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However, since her open-ended exit, her family often receives updates about her possible whereabouts, leaving many convinced that she might make a grand return to the drama series.

No doubt, since her exit from Skeem Saam, she has been keeping her private life under wraps, leaving many to guess about her whereabouts. She hasn’t starred in several big-budget drama series since her exit.

Lesego Marakalla returned to small screens in 2022 when she starred in Generations: The Legacy. She joined the star-studded cast as Winston’s ally. However, her stay wasn’t as long as many thought it would be.

Surprisingly, she hasn’t starred in several screen productions despite being one of the best actresses in the country. No doubt Mzansi awaits Lesego Marakalla’s much-awaited return.


Despite being off the hook in the public spotlight, she has been active on social media and often posts on her Instagram account. Lesego Marakalla has only six posts on Instagram, and her last post dates back two weeks.


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She usually posts updates on her status with some of her priceless moments. However, little is known about whether she is still with On Point Health Care. The actress once revealed that she was a brand ambassador for the medical care facility.

Reports have it that she was a counsellor and assisted rape survivors, and hosted healing sessions for them.


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