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Dieketseng Mnisi (AKA Mantuli from Skeemsaam): biography: age, husband, profile, Skeem Saam & net worth

Dieketseng Mnisi (AKA Mantuli from Skeemsaam: biography: age, husband, profile, Skeem Saam & net worth

Dieketseng Mnisi is a South African actress who was born in Soweto in 1961. She is well-known for her role as Nontombi “Mantuli” Seakamela in the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam.

She played Masechaba Moletsane, the pastor’s wife, in Stokvel for five years (2007-2012), initially debuting in season five.

She has also appeared in a number of other television programs and shows that have helped her career. The celebrated actress appeared on Skeem Saam alongside other well-known actors such as Vusi Leremi.


The actress was born in 1961 in a township of the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. She experienced the heat of the apartheid era as she was raised during the time.

Her love for acting made her join theatres and she has relocated and been around many towns and locations but resides in Johannesburg at the moment.


She is a South African actress popular for playing as the pastor’s wife Masechaba Moletsane in Stokvel. The actress made her debut appearance on the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel in 2007.

She has also managed to gain a presence for being a cast in the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam where she played Ma Ntuli.

The actress also played a guest-starring role in many other shows and serials like Yizo Yizo, Zone 14, and Intersexions.

Mnisi landed a guest-starring role in an episode of eKasi: Our Stories entitled “Deep Secret”. 

She played the role of a devil worshipper by the name of Nokufa who uses her daughter for sacrifice to gain more dark power. She appeared in the twelfth episode of the fifth season.

Personal life

Dieketseng Mnisi was wife to Jabu Nkosi Chirwali. Before she walked down the aisle, the couple dated. They were married for twenty-two years before they decided to end the union in 2005 in a divorce. However, they are parents to two children.

Mantuli from Skeem Saam

One of the roles the veteran actress is known for is her role as Mantuli in the television drama series-turned-soap opera Skeem Saam.

The renowned actress appeared in the first season as a mother who is cheeky, strict, and hard-headed.

She has made an impact in the entertainment industry and has further made a mark for the role. She has played the role for over nine seasons and counting.


  • Amazing Grace as Mam’Mfundisi Mohapi
  • eKasi: Our Stories as Nokufa/Mama Jama
  • Intersexions as Nurse Gloria
  • Rhythm City as Caroline
  • Skeem Saam as Ma Ntuli
  • Soul Buddyz as Mrs. Thipa
  • Stokvel as Masechaba Moletsane
  • Yizo Yizo as Mrs Mokoena
  • Zone 14 as Rebecca

Net worth

The actress has spent many years in the entertainment industry, though she rather maintains a private lifestyle.

The veteran actress has been estimated to have a net worth of $125,000 which is a product of hard work. Her acting profession is her major source of wealth, however, she is also an entrepreneur.

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