'Skeem Saam'

Limpopo man Johannes Mogafe and ‘Skeem Saam’ star Charles Maja as BigBoy. Images via Twitter @HermaineM and @ShonnySA

Soapie fans tip Limpopo man to join ‘Skeem Saam’ as Big Boy

‘Skeem Saam’ fans reckon Limpopo man Johannes Mogafe, who’s been trending for his lion ‘haa, hoo’ interview could play the next Big Boy.

'Skeem Saam'

Limpopo man Johannes Mogafe and ‘Skeem Saam’ star Charles Maja as BigBoy. Images via Twitter @HermaineM and @ShonnySA

Popular Limpopo man Johannes Mogafe, who went viral on social media for his interaction with a lion reminds Skeem Saam fans of the late Charles Maja, who played Big Boy Mabitsela. 

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Fans of the educational soapie Skeem Saam revealed on Facebook that they see Big Boy in the Limpopo man, who left social media users in stitches this past week. 

The old man, who’s dubbed a legend and comedian went viral on TikTok, Twitter and Facebook after he revealed in a video (interview) with the SABC that he ‘communicated’ with a lion by saying the words “haa” and the lion replying “hoo”.

Viewers of the SABC1 soapie miss the actor Charles Maja, who suffered a stroke in April 2020 in Limpopo and died aged 54.

TshiLIVE reported that Maja had extensive roles on radio dramas at Thobela FM and stole the hearts of South Africans as the overprotective father of Leshole (Thabo Mkhabela).

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@Dr Matabane:

“It wasn’t a wild lion such as the ones from Kruger National Park but it was a tamed one from the zoo.

@Boitumelo Boity:

“TikTok give this man something..he entertain us especially ”ge kere haa ore hooo” I was fainted by laughing.”

@Freda Motlhajoe:

“This country is so funny despite load shedding and all that’s happening..even our elders turn to be a comedian. I can imagine his bravery.”

@Montjane Karabo:

“Lion won’t attack a human being, especially in a foreign environment unless it feel threatened or cornered.”

@Lukhanyo Mchizwa:

“I just remembered that Mr Bones moment “yena faka lo bhubesi kalo Grotho.”

@Nelly J Mgidi:

” I believe he saw the lion,it’s just that he couldn’t explain or do exactly the way the lion did  at the end of the day he is a human being not an animal… he won’t sound like a lion or tiger.”

Thato Anastacia:”Kare haaaa yare hooo. Kare haaaa yare hooo. We are being fooled by this man he can act xem let him be jacoobie’s husband.”

@Mic Bee:

“He kere Haaaa ere hooo”… that’s my bank balance right now.”

@Kutsojoy Mahlorisane:

Lions are afraid of noise. I think the lion run away because of the sound n if it roared many people should have had it, the sound of the lion can go as far as 5km this man is lying.”

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