Lydia Mokgokoloshi

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Lydia Mokgokoloshi
Born (1939-09-27) 27 September 1939 (age 82)
  • actress
  • educator
Years active1980s–present
Known forSkeem Saam
Children1 (deceased 2003)

Lydia Mokgokoloshi (born 27 September 1939) is a South African actress, best known for her role as Koko Mantsha and the mother of Charity Ramabu and grandmother of Katlego (Kat) and Joseph(Jojo) in the SABC 1 soap, "Skeem Saam. Her most notable role was as Mma Nkwesheng in the 1980s drama, Bophelo ke Semphekgo.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born at a small village outside Polokwane called BOTLOKWA. She was a teacher before she got acting roles.


She is well-known for acting as an Evil, Cruel mother-in-law on the popular Pedi TV drama, "Bophelo ke semphekgo." She has also acted in a number of TV dramas like "Ngwanaka Okae," "Muvhango," and currently in "Skeem Saam."



Year Film Role Notes
Muvhango starring
Ngwanaka Okae
2013-Present Skeem Saam Koko Mantsha starring
Bophelo Ke Semphekgo Mma-Nkosheng

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2017: Lifetime achievement award at the South African Film and Television awards [1]


  1. ^ "Lydia Mokgokoloshi". Retrieved 2015-06-18.