'Skeem Saam' Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila

‘Skeem Saam’ actress Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila. Image via Twitter @CeeNkuna

‘Skeem Saam’ actress Pebetsi Matlaila strikes back at weight critics

Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila, who recently gave birth, says she is not in a hurry to lose the weight.

'Skeem Saam' Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila

‘Skeem Saam’ actress Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila. Image via Twitter @CeeNkuna

Actress Pebetsi Matlaila has put her foot down regarding the pressures from society to lose weight quickly after giving birth.

Matlaila gave birth three months ago to her second daughter with her TV producer husband Lloyd Mbatha.

Pebetsi Matlaila defends post-pregnancy weight

The actress took to her Instagram account yesterday and shared a picture of her post-pregnancy look two months ago.

She argues that it takes a woman nine months to gain weight, which is a full-term pregnancy to put on baby weight, and stressed that it takes nine months to put off the weight in reality.

The next thing you subject yourself to dangerous methods to drop the weight fast when the focus should be on regaining and maintaining your health first. Se segolo ke bophelo.(The most important thing should be being alive and well.)


Matlaila is admired by her followers for being opinionated, humorous, and honest on social media.

The actress previously stated in May that she suffers from preeclampsia. This is a pregnancy complication that includes fetal growth restriction.

It is characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys.

According to parents.com, preeclampsia causes extreme swelling, vision changes, abdominal pain and tenderness.


The actress also took to her Instagram account In March of this year to share a funny moment between herself and the security guard who indirectly called her “ugly”.

Matlaila said in the video that the guard couldn’t recognise her as she looks “different” from her character on television.

The guard asked her:

Why on TV you look prettier that I see you now?

The former Capricorn FM radio host plays the role of Mokgadi Maputla on the popular SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam

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