John Maputla From Skeem Saam Wife In Real Life
On Skeem Saam, Africa Tsoai plays the role of John Maputla. John Maputla is the father of Meikie Maputla’s two children, Leeto and Thabo. He is a university lecturer and also runs a spaza shop at Turfloop, outside Polokwane. Tsoai shares some qualities with his character John, he is a businessman and he is well educated too. Skeem Saam is a local drama series that examines the plight of today’s male children and the tough challenges they face transitioning into manhood.
Who is Africa Tsoai ?
Africa Tsoai, (born 04 July 1967, Hebron-Graskop, Mpumalanga), South African actor, voice-over artist and producer who rose to fame in the 80s.
John Maputla is one of the most-loved characters on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam. He is a university lecturer/businessman. His life is family orientated as well as of service to his community.SABC Education describes his character as, “A lot of pressure was put on him as a kid to succeed, and he never disappointed his parents. He became one of the most celebrated lecturers in his community. He wants the very best for his children and will not tolerate anything less than an excellent academic performance from them. He’s a loyal husband and a dedicated father. He’s the sort of person you wouldn’t mind facing a crisis with.”
Africa Tsoai education
Africa Tsoai matriculating, Africa studied graphic design at Rudolph College in Johannesburg. He was a self-taught fine arts enthusiast, and got his diploma in 1989 and did a sound engineering course at Inhouse Records in Randburg in 2000.
Africa Tsoai wife and children
Africa Tsoai is a happily married man with four children. To date, he has never revealed his wife’s identity or any other matters pertaining to his marriage. At the age of 53, he is expecting to be a grandfather since some of his children are already in their late 20s.
Africa Tsoai family
Africa Tsoai grew up with his granny, uncles, cousins and extended families as parents.
Africa Tsoai career
Afrika Tsoai has acted in most retro dramas and is most notable for 80s drama Mokgonyana Mmatswale as Tsokotla, a young man who was a taxi driver and in love with an older woman.
His career include starting his small business in 1996, his showbiz highlights include ramp work as a model, photographic stills and extensive extra work in international movies and SABC dramas.
Behind the scenes, he is involved in music, transportation, voiceovers, translating, producing and copywriting.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and attending soccer matches. He listens to Thobela FM, as it represents his heritage. His favourite movie is Heat. Mind Your Language is his favourite TV show and his favourite movie stars are Ving Rhames, Roseline Morapedi and Lydia Mokgokoloshi.
The man behind the no-nonsense character is actor Africa Tsoai. Africa has acted in Mokgonyana Matswale as well as Bophelo ke Semphekgo. We’ve put together a list of interesting facts about the actor. Check them out below.
1.He Is Younger Than He Looks
Africa was born on July 4, 1967. He is 53-years-old. Many would be forgiven to think that he is way older.
2.He Was Born In God’s Window
The actor was born in Graskop in Mpumalanga – not far from the place popularly known as God’s Window. He later relocated to Bushbukridge. His parents stayed in Soweto.
3.He Is A Family Man
Just like the character of John Maputla, Tsoai is a family man. He is a father of four and a dedicated husband.He Worked As A Petrol Attended. At one point the actor used to work as a petrol attendant in Johannesburg. He wanted to be a lawyer but couldn’t fulfil his dream because his parents didn’t have the means to take him to school.
4.He Used To Be A Model
Before the fame, he used to model for brands. He was also a photographer.