Lydia Mokgokoloshi, also known as Koko Mantsha on Skeem Saam, is an 83-year-old veteran actress who is Charity’s mother and Katlego’s grandmother. She grew up in a large family with five siblings. Her father was blind, and her mother was the sole provider for the family.
Lydia and her late husband, whom she describes as peaceful in the sense that he would never bite a fly, had only one child, a son. Unfortunately, the son died in 2003 as well.
Her husband and her son, who were both members of her family, died. Every parent’s dream is to see their children grow up and care for them until death, but Lydia’s son died first.
Lydia’s only son left behind two children, with whom she currently lives in Soweto. Never underestimate Koko Mantsha; she has a wealth of experience. She was a teacher for over 20 years before she started acting. Skeem Saam is not her first television appearance; she previously appeared in ‘Bophelo ke semphekgo’ as an evil mother-in-law.