Leshole Mabitsela is a lecturer in real life

By Drum Digital
07 March 2017

On screen, in SABC1’s drama Skeem Saam, he plays the role of Leshole Mabitsela, a shy and humble matric student who lives with his abusive alcoholic father. But in real life, Thabo Mkhabela is quite an over-achiever and worlds apart from his soapie alter ego.

Here are some the surprising facts that might shock you about Thabo:

  • He is an Arts lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology.
  • If he is not acting, he is doing poetry, motivating students and doing stage acting in theatre.
  • He is a relative novice when it comes to the small screen. His first appearance on our screens was made just last year on Skeem Saam, an under-achiever who only improves as the character grows.
  • He was born and raised in Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.
  • He studied at the University of Limpopo and he is only 25 years of age.

Not what you expected, huh?

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