'Skeem Saam' actress Joyce Ledwaba as Joyce Maputla

Actress Joyce Ledwaba as Joyce Maputla on ‘Skeem Saam’. Image via Twitter @Skeemsaam3

‘Skeem Saam’ fans petition for Joyce to become starring cast member

#SkeemSaam on Twitter think the show would be awesome if Joyce Maputla moves to Turfloop. Here’s why…

'Skeem Saam' actress Joyce Ledwaba as Joyce Maputla

Actress Joyce Ledwaba as Joyce Maputla on ‘Skeem Saam’. Image via Twitter @Skeemsaam3

Actress Joyce Ledwaba who plays the role of Rakgadi Joyce Maputla has been a force to be reckoned with since season one.

Joyce is her brother’s (John played by Africa Tsoai) keeper and the only person in Turfloop who can put Meikie Maputla (Harriet Manamela) in her place. 

Here’s why ‘Skeem Saam’ fans love Joyce

#SkeemSaam on Twitter loves her so much that they’ve requested for producers of the show to make her a starring cast member.

  • They want her to move to Turfloop so that Meikie Maputla can breathe through the wound daily. 
  • They can’t get enough of her because she’s hilarious, bold, and has no filters.
  • She is every bride’s worst nightmare because she always takes her brother’s side. 
  • Joyce will stand up to her brother regardless of what he does.
  • Fans love her loyalty towards her brother John and love her honesty too.
  • She is the mediator who is often called in by the Maputlas to calm the storm. 

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1. When she called Meikie a “Mai Mai”: 

  • Meikie is always ready for war. She will do anything to protect the ones she loves.
  • She’s killed for her family before when she shot and killed Tumishang (Mothusi Magano). 
  • She shot both Mantuli (Dieketseng Mnisi) and Kwaito (Clement Maosa) last week as they are a threat to her perfect family. 
  • Joyce is enjoying every second of Meikie’s misery right now.
  • She unashamedly told Meikie’s children (Leeto and Tbose Maputla played by Eric Macheru and Cornet Mamabolo) that their mother should be committed to a mental institution.

2. When she reassured John that Kwaito is his son even before the DNA results were released:

  • Joyce knew that Kwaito is her nephew just by looking at him.
  • She told John that their noses are a copy and paste.
  • When Kwaito was in the ICU it was Rakgadi Joyce who comforted John.
  • She told John that Kwaito is a fighter like all the Maputlas.

3. When she hinted that Leeto is not a Maputla:

  • Joyce let the cat out of the bag last week when she was reprimanding Leeto.
  • She called Leeto a yellow bone who is always spending her brother’s money.
  • She also told him to ask his mother to tell him the truth. 

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