Lewatle from Skeem Saam is Mosa Nkwashu, a 16 year-old South African model and actress born in 2007.
Mosa rose to fame for her role as Lewatle Babeile in Skeem Saam. She began her career as a model at a young age and has won many beauty pageant titles. She later moved into acting in early 2022 when she bagged a role in Skeem Saam. Her performance in the series has endeared her to the South African TV audience, and she aims to achieve a blossoming career in both acting and modeling.
What is Lewatle from Skeem Saam’s Age?
Born in 2007, Mosa Nkwashu, best known as Lewatle from Skeem Saam, is 16 years old. Her place of birth is Mahwelereng in Limpopo. Her birthday, however, is still unknown.
The beauty pageant titleholder was raised by a supportive mother, Khensani, who has always supported her dream of being a model from the get-go. Consequently, in her teen years, Mosa emerged as the winner of several beauty pageants, including the Grand Prix Supreme at the 2018 Model and Talent World Festival in Antalya, Turkey.
Lewatle from Skeem Saam’s Real Name
Mosa Nkwashu is the real name of Lewatle from Skeem Saam. Since she made her acting debut in the SABC1 drama series, she has been widely recognized for her role as Lewatle Babeile, a Turfloop High School student. Even though she has a social media fan page for her character on the show, she also ensures that she has social media accounts that bear her real name.
Mosa Nkwashu’s Education
Lewatle from Skeem Saam attends Curro Thatchfield High School in Pretoria. In 2022, when she appeared in Skeem Saam as a Grade 8 student, she was actually a Grade 10 student at the time. As a high school student in real life, playing Lewatle has been a fun and memorable experience for the Limpopo native.
She now improves her multi-tasking and time management skills in order to perfectly balance her school activities with her budding acting and modeling careers.
Lewatle Babeile is Mosa Nkwashu’s First Acting Role
In January 2022, Skeem Saam went back to the high school storyline to tackle the issues of teenage angst, sex, and social media. Hence, the show debuted five new Turfloop High School learners. While Mosa Nkwashu plays the role of Lewatle Babeile, Thabiso Molokomme plays Paxton Kgomo, Mahlatse Moropo plays Letetswe, Zizo Sobuhutuyu plays Mosebjadi, and Phillip Thobejane plays Mahlatse.
Mosa Nkwashu portrays the character of Sergeant Babeile’s (Matthews Manamela) daughter, whom he had from his previous relationship. After beginning Grade 8 at Turfloop High, she developed a crush on fellow new student Paxton and would do anything for him. She had lied to her father in a bid to cover up Paxton’s malicious acts.
On the show, Lewatle and Paxton have been causing havoc and so emerged as the most talked about characters. While Paxton has been of no good, Lewatle always covers up for him, and by confessing her feelings for him, he has been leading her on to get away with everything. Their characters have caused serious problems for Principal Thobakgale (Elizabeth Serunye) and Vice Principal Alfred Magongwa (Putla Sehlapelo).
On landing her first acting role in Skeem Saam, the 16-year-old expressed her delight and said she was honored to be part of the show. She sees the role as a new stepping stone in her journey as an entertainer.
Mosa Nkwashu’s Filmography
- Skeem Saam as Lewatle Babeile
Lewatle from Skeem Saam’s Modeling Career Started in The Garage
According to the Skeem Saam actress, her modeling career took off immediately after her sister started teaching her how to walk the runway in heels in their garage. As a kid, Mosa Nkwashu displayed her love for modeling and beauty pageants. She grew up watching modeling shows, including America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. And her dream came true when her school organized a beauty pageant.
She told her mother that she would like to participate, and she showed her support by getting her a pair of heels. Having had much preparation on how to walk in heels in their garage every day, Lewatle from Skeem Saam outshined other contestants on the day of the pageant and won the modeling competition. Afterward, she asked her mom to find her a modeling school and a coach to help nurture her talent.
At Curro Thatchfield High School, Mosa Nkwashu had her major modeling break when she won Miss Valentine 2016. She then went ahead to grab the Miss Centurion Schools pageant title two years later and also represented South Africa at the 2018 Model and Talent World Festival in Antalya, Turkey, where she won the Grand Prix Supreme.
Mosa Won Miss Grand South Africa in 2019
While in Grade 7 in May 2019, Lewatle from Skeem Saam took part in the Miss Grand South Africa pageant held at the Arto Theatre in Pretoria. She ended up getting crowned as the Miss Grand South Africa 2019 – Young Grand Supreme. During her reign as a teen beauty queen, she engaged in several philanthropic duties. She donated educational materials and groceries to Zodwa Daycare Centre in Thaba Tshwane.
In the same 2019, the 16-year-old actress won many other beauty pageant titles, and they include:
- Miss Gauteng Teen
- Miss Supranational Young Grand Supreme
- Miss Intercontinental South Africa Senior Grand Supreme
- International Junior Miss South Africa Teen
As Miss South Africa Central Junior Teen, Mosa Nkwashu represented her home country in the International Junior Miss Pageant held in Orlando, Florida, United States, in 2022. She entered the competition with 32 other girls from different countries. Even though she hoped to bring the crown home, she instead took home a handful of awards and was also scouted by nine modeling agencies in the US.
She hopes to work with a few of the agencies that scouted her in the future and equally realize her dreams of walking international runways.
Who is Lewatle from Skeem Saam Dating?
In mid-2022, Mosa Nkwashu was rumored to be dating her on-screen boyfriend in Skeem Saam, Thabiso Molokomme, in real life. The on-screen couple sparked the dating rumor when they started sharing cozy pictures of themselves on Instagram. After they posted photos of their romantic coffee hang-out, they were reported to be dating, and the rumor made them delete the pictures they took together on their individual IG handles.
Nonetheless, the two are yet to confirm or deny the relationship rumor. In the year 2022, Lewatle from Skeem Saam‘s rumored boyfriend and co-star, Thabiso Molokomme, completed his Operations Management studies at the University of Johannesburg at the age of 20 and was top of his class (with 20 distinctions).