Pebetsi Matlaila

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Pebetsi Matlaila
Pebetsi Matlaila
BornPebetsi Nolo Matlaila
(1986-11-08) November 8, 1986 (age 34)
NationalitySouth African
  • Actress
Spouse(s)Lloyd Mbatha

Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila is a South African actress known for her role as entertainment journalist Mokgadi Matloga in the SABC1 youth drama soapie Skeem Saam.



Pebetsi was born on 8 November 1986.[1]


Pebetsi Matlaila is married to Lloyd Mbatha. The two married in November 2020. The marriage came shortly after Pebetsi shared her fears of marriage.[2]


Pebetsi has a daughter named Oarabile. She announced in January 2021 that she and her husband were expecting their first child together.[2]

Acting Career

Skeem Saam

She joined Skeem Saam in Season 3. It was her first professional acting role.[1]

Car Accident

Pebetsi Matlaila was involved in a car accident on 26 February 2021. The crash happened while she was trying to flee from hijackers. She took to Instagram to share her near-death experience.

“On Friday night my family and I were involved in a car accident while escaping an attempted hijacking. Besides the shock and minor injuries, everyone involved in the accident survived with no casualties reported. I rejoice and praise God because we’ve been discharged from hospital. We’re still in good health, including the baby. Material things can be replaced but life can be lost in a split second. But mercy said no. God reminded us of His power and protection, even when we’re not aware.”



  1. 1.0 1.1 Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila, TV SA, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 2, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bandile Ntshingila, WATCH | Skeem Saam's Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila is expecting her second child, DRUM, Published: January 18, 2021, Retrieved: March 2, 2021
  3. Quincy Mahlangu, SKEEM SAAM STAR SURVIVES CRASH, ATTEMPTED HIJACKING, Daily Sun, Published: March 1, 2021, Retrieved: March 2, 2021