Skeem Saam’s Leshole Mabitsela’s couldn’t be more different from the real person behind the character. Whilst Leshole is a shy and humble matric student who lives with his abusive alcoholic father, Thabo Mkhabela seems to have it all figured out. 

5 Things You’d Never Guess To Be True About Skeem Saam’s ‘Leshole Mabitsela’

1. Thabo Mkhabela was born and raised in Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.

2. He is only 25 years old and he studied at the University of Limpopo.

3. He is an Arts lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology.

4. Besides acting, he does poetry, motivating students and doing stage acting in theatre at peer to peer educators

5. His first TV appearance was just last year on Skeem Saam