Skeem Saam fans should be delighted to know that Pebetsi Matlaila who plays Mokgadi Matloga on the soapie is back on set, following her maternity leave. The new mom shared the exciting news through social media. The star revealed that she was a bit nervous to be back to doing what she does best after a long time away.
“Back like I never left. I was nervous, it’s been a while since I’ve been a while. But I remembered that no one knows #Mokgadi like I do The Art of Acting is not to Act, Just be in the moment,” she said in part.
Mokgadi left Turfloop following Noah’s arrest to clear her head in Solomdale. She also needed some time to deal with her Divorce from Leeto. A few conspiracy theories have been running around on the Internet suggesting that Leeto Maputla will soon find a new partner in Turfloop. Some suggesting that she will find love in the hands of Elizabeth Thobakgale or Pretty Seakamela. If this is indeed true then Mokgadi’s return will shake things up. We also can’t wait to see her reaction when she finds out that Kwaito is John Maputla’s son.
The actress recently revealed through Instagram stories that her pregnancy almost claimed her and her newborn’s life. She was informed that she had pre-eclampsia. “I don’t know yet, how I survived, I’m told most women with pre-eclampsia don’t. I cannot wrap my head around it yet or comprehend what happened. I am told we were brought back from death and shocked Dr One day I will share the story. I don’t know why God chose us. For now, I appreciate health, and deeply grateful for life,” she shared.
The star further added that he has been tried since the beginning of 2021 and has seen it all. “Since this year began actually, my existence on earth has been tried and tested. High health risks, car accidents, Depression and Anxiety, fatally challenging birth experience. So literally, God gave me a second chance at life. I will never take it for granted again”, she continued.
“God’s promise is that: No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I like to joke and say, I am one of God’s favourites. Because of his constant favour upon my life. Some may just look at it as pure luck. But God always favours me in ways that I even get surprised. This near-death experience, which doctors are calling a miracle, said to me… God is not done with me yet. I wanted to get comfortable and complacent, God shook me and woke me up, literally.”
Mokgadi also informed her followers that how one views a difficult situation goes a long way and that one must always be hopeful in all situations.
“How you look at the challenging moments of life where everything seems hopeless, like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel and it feels like you’re fighting a losing battle every day, how you look at those challenging moments will determine your outcome. Are you looking at them as punishments from your past mistakes or are you looking at those challenging moments as a test of your faith, or are you looking at them as a preparation for the next level of your life?”