'Skeem Saam' actors Pholoso Mohlala and Lerato Marabe.

‘Skeem Saam’ actors Pholoso Mohlala and Lerato Marabe. Images via Twitter @phil_mphela and @joy_zelda

‘Pretty’s lover’: Pholoso Mohlala joins ‘Skeem Saam’ as Tsietsi

Former ‘The Queen’ actor Pholoso Mohlala has secured the role of Pretty’s love interest, Tsietsi, in ‘Skeem Saam’.

'Skeem Saam' actors Pholoso Mohlala and Lerato Marabe.

‘Skeem Saam’ actors Pholoso Mohlala and Lerato Marabe. Images via Twitter @phil_mphela and @joy_zelda

Talented actor Pholoso Mohlala, who is famously known for his roles in Isidingo and The Queen, has landed the role of Tsietsi in Skeem Saam.

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Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela confirms that Pholoso Mohlala has joined Skeem Saam as Tsietsi in the educational soapie.

“Pholoso Mohlala joins Skeem Saam. Mohlala plays Tsietsi, a new guy at Bazaruto, he and his friend’s charm make an impression on Pretty and Eunice,” says Mphela.

The TVSA Skeem Saam February teasers also reveal that Pretty’s new man might be Tsietsi, and they’ll have a connection.

Friday, 2 February teaser reads: “Pretty opens herself up to a possible new relationship.”

Thursday, 8 February teaser reads: “Pretty and Tsietsi’s connection seems to be growing stronger.”

The Wednesday, 14 February teaser reveals that Pretty will choose love over family.

The Friday, 16 February teaser also reveals that Pretty will visit Turf with her man to say her last goodbyes.

The soapie‘s teasers also hint that Lerato Marabe’s character may be moving to Johannesburg, where her former lover Lehasa (Cedric Fourie) lives.

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The fan-favourite couple Pretty and Lehasa haven’t laid eyes on each other since September 2023 since their break-up in January. 

In the episode, Lehasa visited Pretty’s workplace, Bopape Law firm, in Turfloop, Limpopo, where viewers hoped the pair would get back together as they’ve had enough of Lehasa and Khwezi’s (Samukele Mkhize) relationship.

Lehasa also proposed marriage to Pretty, who turned him down after she realised that she’s competing with Khwezi and her baby for his attention and admitted she will never be his first priority. 

Lehasa was shocked and heartbroken when Pretty revealed she doesn’t want to be with him anymore.

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