Skeem Saam actress Leeto's biography: family, cars, house, salary
Pearl Modiadie interviewed Mr Africa Tsoai in Zaziwa season 3. He talks about his home area, in Hebron- Graskop, Mpumalanga, a place below Gods window. He also speaks about his journey in the acting industry and how he had to start speaking English because of his career. He also talks about the soul brothers.
And it’s partly thanks to his late friend Akhumzi Jezile, who was at the forefront of planning the special proposal. Akhumzi died the day Clement’s family paid lobola. "We are living on borrowed time. His death really made me value life more," he tells Move! Now he celebrates every moment and is especially eager to be a father.
Family has always been important to Clement. He grew up in a village in Limpopo, raised by both parents. His father, William, worked at a farm and his mother, Girly, was a domestic worker. This meant they spent most of their days away from home, leaving him with his sibling Matilda, who is two years older than him.
His mother died when he was in matric and a month later his father died too. At the time, he was getting ready to start studying towards a law degree at the University of Limpopo. "I attempted suicide twice after losing my parents. I felt like I had nothing to live for. Little did I know that my purpose is bigger." Varsity life also wasn’t easy. "I remember I wouldn’t have money for food. I would eat noodles, at the time when a packet cost R2," he adds.
But that is far from the truth. "Growing up as a villager, coming to Joburg after losing parents as a teenager and coming into this industry, people don’t take you seriously and call you a village boy.
When Clement was young he wanted to be a Soldier, but when he reached high school he decided he would be an actor. He grew up in Bochum with his parents, two sisters and a younger brother.
In the music industry, Clement has recently released a new track titled Rhythm of Your Heart. He has also worked with King Monada in the song called Good Life, which was released a few months ago.
Africa Tsoai is a south African actor who has been in the entertainment industry for many years. He is also a voice over artist, producer and businessman. The 53 year-old father of four has long been gracing our television screens with the best performance . While children who were born in the 2000s know him as John Maputla, a character he portrays on Skeem Saam, elders know him as Tsokotla. Many years ago he played the role of Tsokotla on sepedi drama Mokgonyana Mmatswale. He was a taxi driver who was in love
"I didn’t have money to go. I had no friends and relatives to help me out. I needed about R350. When I told the casting director that I would not be able to make it, I dropped the call and cried the whole night. When the sun rose, I continued to cry," he recalls. Later that night, the casting director called again and told him they still wanted to see him.
Earlier this month, news emerged that Clement is expecting his first child with his fiancée. He took to social media to share stunning images of the cute baby bump that his wife to be has had, as seen in his Instagram photos. All the best to the expectant couple.
Clement tells us that Kwaito is the epitome of that life. His character grew up without a father and is always envious of his neighbour, T’bose, who had everything. Kwaito was never lucky in life and still needs to take care of his mother and sister. When it comes to struggles, Clement can definitely relate to his character. To those who don’t know his life story, it may seem like he’s had it easy.