‘Skeem Saam’ actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi joins ‘Giyani: Land of Blood’. Images via Twitter @PhilMphela and @Rami_Chuene

‘Skeem Saam’ actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi joins ‘Giyani: Land of Blood’

Actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi- who is known for her role in ‘Skeem Saam’ has joined ‘Giyani: Land of Blood’ as Rami Chuene’s on-screen mother.


‘Skeem Saam’ actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi joins ‘Giyani: Land of Blood’. Images via Twitter @PhilMphela and @Rami_Chuene

Beloved Skeem Saam actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi has joined the cast of Giyani: Land of Blood as Manoko’s mother.   

The role of Manoko is played by seasoned actress Rami Chuene.   

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The actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi – who plays the role of Koko Mantsha in Skeem Saam will play the role of Manoko’s mother in Giyani: Land of Blood.   

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela announced her casting news on Twitter.   

“Mme Lydia Mokgokoloshi joins Giyani.”

“Veteran actress, best known to tv viewers as MmaNkwesheng and Nkoko Mantsha on #SkeemSaam, will play Manoko’s mother.”

Giyani airs on SABC2, Monday to Wednesday at 21h30.”  

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Former The Queen actress Rami Chuene – joined the cast of Giyani: Land of Blood in September 2021 as Manoko.  

Manoko is a mother and a new villain who’s replaced singer-actress – Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s character Gladys.  

The creative director for the show, Nthabi Tau told TVSA that Manoko is diabolical.  

She married Richard – who has lost his wife Gladys and is using his connections to get ahead.    

Tau also stated that Manoko masquerades as a loving wife and dabbles in rhino poaching dealing with shady characters.    

She is greedy and often gets involved in illegal dealings that lead her to destroy the very community she loves.   

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Viewers of the SABC2 Xitsonga telenovela took to Twitter to congratulate Mokgoloshi for bagging the role.  


“Betty White worked well into her 90s.”

“I think sitting at home is just too boring for her hence accepting this gig.”  


“A good dancer knows when to leave the stage. Clearly she’s not the one.”  


“So Giyani is no more Tsonga drama becoming Sepedi drama.”  


“Looking forward to this, Sepedi setlo bolediwa strong.” 


“The respect you put when mentioning her name is appreciated.” 


“She is perfect for that role hey, she and Sesi Rami are a perfect match.”

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