Austin Mothapo (born on March 22, 1998) is a 24-year-old South African actor and model who rose to prominence for his role of Noah Matloga on Skeem Saam, the SABC1 soapie.
Since 2017, Mothapo has showcased his unique talent in the SABC educational program. Though he portrays the character of Noah, he is mainly known by the fans of the award-winning soapie as Dr. Dimples. Besides acting and modeling, Noah from Skeem Saam works as a car journalist.
Where is Austin Mothapo from?
Austin Mothapo (Noah) was born in South Africa on March 22, 1998. However, his birthplace is still unknown as the 24-year-old actor is yet to share his background details with his fans. According to some reports, Noah from Skeem Saam was born in Gauteng Province. The identities of his family members are still kept secret as Mothapo is a very private person.
Is Austin Mothapo Still on Skeem Saam?
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Soon after graduation from the Tshwane University of Technology, Austin Mothapo bagged the role of Noah Matloga in the popular South African TV series Skeem Saam in 2017. He played a supporting role in the show for several years before his character was sentenced to prison for a crime committed ten years back.
Since March 2021, Noah Matloga got imprisoned, and he rarely makes appearances in the soapie. Mothapo’s character in Skeem Saam is not one of the fan’s favorites as he is notorious for lying, cheating, and stealing from people. He is the troubled son of Mokgadi Matloga, played by Pebetsi Mataila, and was a high school scholar at Turfloop High School.
Noah was sentenced to ten years in prison for a crime he committed while staying with his grandmother, who didn’t give him a proper upbringing. Though in November 2021, it was revealed in the series that Noah died in prison while fighting with another inmate, his family faked his death and got him out. He is yet to become a regular cast of the show.
It’s undeniable that Noah Matloga is one of the notable characters in Skeem Saam, and his absence is being felt in the TV show.
Austin Mothapo’s Filmography
- Skeem Saam as Noah Matloga
Who Is Austin Mothapo Married to?
From his social media profile, it can be deduced that Austin Mothapo is in a relationship, but it’s still uncertain whether he has tied the knot with his partner. He describes himself as “just a boyfriend,” and nothing else is known about his love life, including the identity of his girlfriend.
However, in September 2020, when Mothapo shared cozy pictures with Skeem Saam’s co-star, Harriet Manamela (Meikie), the rumor mill had it that the two were dating. This has appeared to be untrue as Meikie is a married woman in real life.
What Is Noah from Skeem Saam’s Instagram Handle?
With Austin Mothapo’s character being disliked for his bad behaviors in Skeem Skaam, sadly, the actor is also despised by some people in real life. This has made him steer clear of some social media platforms. However, Noah from Skeem Saam is active on Instagram, and his handle (@austin_rethabile) has over 172K followers.
Unlike Twitter, where he has only one tweet, the 24 years old has made more than 438 posts on Instagram. He is not active on Twitter due to the negativity buzzing around on the social media platform. Austin Mothapo’s Twitter handle is @austin_mothapo, and he only has over 122 followers.
In an interview with TshishaLive in November 2018, he bitterly complained about the negativity consuming the industry. And due to the consistent backlash, his character was getting, the actor decided to avoid social media platforms riddled with trolls.