Lethabo Mekoa is a young South African Actress, Dancer, Model, presenter, and social media influencer. She was born 14 September 2004, age 18 years old as of 2022. She is best-known for portraying a character as Ntswaki on Skeem Saam.
Lethabo Biography, age, career, boyfriend, parents, siblings and Instagram
Name: Lethabo Mekoa
Date of birth: 14 September 2004
Age: 18 years old (2022)
From: Pretoria in South Africa
Occupation: Actress, Dancer, Model, presenter, and social media influencer
Nationality: South African
Tv shows: Skeem Saam
Known as: Ntswaki from Skeem Saam
Languages: Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho, IsiZulu, Africaans and English
Who is Lethabo Mekoa?
Ntswaki from Skeem Saam real name is Lethabo Mekoa. She was born in Pretoria on 14th of September 2004. The upcoming actress is a last born among 5 siblings. Her parents are still alive and her grandmother. Mekoa’s father is a Chief in Seabe tribe and her mother works as Manager in the Competition Commission Company. It seems like her grandmother plays a big role into her life. It’s unknown if her grandmother is from her father’s side or mother’s side. She shared that her grandmother retired and she is receiving her government pension at home. (1)
Her mother is an inspiration to her because she is determined and does everything to the best of her ability. Her other inspiration is to be recognized as a promising young actress.
She enjoys writing and poetry, but most of all, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones. Her mother is her role model.
She started primary school at IKHWEZILETHEMBA PRIMARY SCHOOL and transferred to Laerskool Generaal Jaques Pienaar when she was in grade 5. She then began her high school education at Prestige College in Hammanskraal.
Career journey in acting
She grew up hiding behind the dream of being a doctor. White coat, Number plate written Dr Mekoa and the passion of helping people was what she thought made her the happiest, but actually entertaining people through acting, presenting, dancing and singing makes her happiest person.
Earlier in 2021 she did some Self-introspection and she had to stop lying to herself and actually follow her passion. Being in front of the camera and entertaining people is her happy place.
Lethabo developed a liking for performing from his time in school and church at a very young age. She participated in all activities that were a part of it, including acting, modeling, presenting, dancing, poetry, singing, playing hockey and netball at school. She was also excellent at public speaking. She recently appeared in the Modjadji play, which was performed at the Atterbury Theatre on July 20, 2022. She is currently majoring in drama.
She competed in the Tyler Perry Studios’ regional auditions on August 14, 2021, earning the right to appear at the International Arts and Talents. Lethabo was invited to participate in the International ARTS Talent Showcase and was selected as the best actress. She also received a scholarship for $60 000 to attend the Arts College in Los Angeles in 2023 and the opportunity to showcase her extraordinary talent from July 10 through July 15, 2022. (2)
She intended to take part in hobbies like acting, singing, modeling, and theater. She has been talking to the pupils at Prestige College in Hammanskraal about her experience. Currently, she works with and motivates her neighborhood’s other young people on the weekends to cut back on drug use.
In 2022, Lethabo got a role to play on Skeem Saam. She potrays a character as Ntswaki on Skeem Saam.
Ntswaki from Skeem Saam storyline
The advent of Ntswaki Maputla, a new kid who has been dubbed rowdy, has shocked Turfloop. This Ntswaki is who? The Kunutu cousins were the first Turfloop guys to notice the fresh and charming Ntswaki (played by Lethabo Mekoa), and it would be an understatement to say that they fell in love.
Teenager Ntswaki is staying with the Maputla family for the holidays, and based on what she’s been up to, it’s clear that things are going to get difficult for the Maputlas.
Ntswaki has received a warm welcome from the Maputlas. Meikie Maputla (played by Harriet Manamela) seems to have taken a special liking to the teenager as she loves a hard worker and Ntswaki has been doing just that. However, what Meikie does not know is that Ntswaki is about to bring nothing but stress for her. She does as she pleases and will not be told what to do. She lives carefree.