Veteran actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi, best known for her role as Koko Mantsha in the popular South African soapie Skeem Saam, recently wowed fans with her dancing skills at a birthday party.
The 83-year-old actress was captured on video showing off her moves alongside her co-star Molobane Maja, who plays Ivy Kgomo on the show.
The video, which has garnered over 5 million views, was shared on TikTok by Maja. The duo attended the 50th birthday celebration of Limpopo businessman Morgan Mohlala in 2023.
In the video, Mokgokoloshi and Maja can be seen dancing to the tunes of wedding singer Pleasure’s hit song “Ke Lorile,” with musician and reality TV star Papa Penny joining in on the fun.
@molobanemaja #fypシ゚viral @Morgan Mohlala #papapenny #papapennyahee #limpopotiktoker #sekhukhune #Ivy #mrskgomo #saticktok🇿🇦🇿🇦 ♬ Ke Lorile – Pleasure tsa manyalo
Fans of Skeem Saam were thrilled to see the legendary actress in action, as she had not appeared on the show since 2020. Mokgokoloshi has been playing the beloved character of Koko Mantsha since the soapie’s inception in 2011.
Although she has taken a break from acting, she still makes occasional appearances on the show.
Viewers expressed their excitement and admiration for Mokgokoloshi in the comments section. One fan said, “Koko Mantsha, I’m so emotional. Our very own national Koko.” Another fan reminisced, “Mam Mokgokoloshi, my former class teacher at Lethabo Primary School in Naledi.”
It’s heartwarming to see the enduring popularity and talent of Lydia Mokgokoloshi, who will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Skeem Saam fans as the beloved Koko Mantsha.