Mantuli From Skeem Saam: Dieketseng Mnisi full biography, age, kids and career

Actress Dieketseng Mnisi was born in Soweto, South Africa, in 1961. She gained notoriety for her role as Nontombi “Mantuli” Seakamela in the SABC1 serial series Skeem Saam.

She played Masechaba Moletsane, the pastor’s wife, for five years (2007–2012) with Stokvel, which debuted in season five.

So, read till the end as we write all that is to know about the Skeem Saam Star Dieketseng Mnisi.

Biography of Dieketseng Mnisi

Dieketseng Mnisi who plays Mantuli on SABC 1's Skeem Saam
Dieketseng Mnisi who plays Mantuli on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam

Full name: Dieketseng Mnisi
Date of birth: 1961 (63 years old)
Place of birth: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: Unknown
Height: 1.53m-1.55m
Occupation: Actress and Singer-songwriter
Known for: Mantuli on Skeem Saam
Net worth: $125,000
Nationality: South African

Early life

The actress was born in a township in the Gauteng province of South Africa in 1961. So, as of 2024, Dieketseng Mnisi is actually 63 years old. An age most wouldn’t guess.

As a child growing up during the apartheid era, she felt its fire. However, she was able to overcome adversity and live out her dreams.

Personal life

Jabu Nkosi Chirwali was married to Dieketseng Mnisi. The couple dated before she made her way down the aisle. Before deciding to divorce after 22 years of marriage, they separated in 2005. They do have two children, though.

Career of Dieketseng Mnisi

She is a well-known South African actress well known for portraying Masechaba Moletsane, the pastor’s wife, in Stokvel. In 2007, the actress made her screen debut in the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel.

Mantuli from Skeem Saam, played by Dieketseng Mnisi, will be 63 years old in 2024
Mantuli from Skeem Saam, played by Dieketseng Mnisi, will be 63 years old in 2024

She also succeeded in establishing a presence thanks to her role as Ma Ntuli in the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam.

In addition, the actress appeared in a number of other shows and serials, including Yizo Yizo, Zone 14, and Intersexions. Mnisi was cast as a guest star in the “Deep Secret” episode of eKasi: Our Tales.

She portrayed Nokufa, a worshipper of the devil who offers her daughter as a sacrifice in order to increase her dark power. She made an appearance in the fifth season’s episode twelve.

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Dieketseng Mnisi Skeem Saam role

The experienced actress is well recognised for her role as Mantuli in the television drama series that was later turned into a soap opera, Skeem Saam.

The well-known actress made an appearance in the first season as a hard-headed, strict, and cheeky mother.

In addition to leaving her stamp on the entertainment industry, she has also left her mark on the position. She has performed in the part for more than nine seasons.


  • 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 and Salary

In terms of salary, she is estimated to be currently earning R35,000-R40,000 at Skeem Saam. This is because she is an experienced actress with well over 20 years of acting experience.

The seasoned actress’s estimated net worth of $125,000 is the result of her labor of love. She is primarily wealthy from her acting career, but she is also an entrepreneur.

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According to our estimates. The actress is around 1.53m-1.55m tall. Meaning she is not very tall at all. However, such heights are very common in South Africa for women.

Social media

While we are unsure of her presence on platforms such as twitter or Facebook. We are very aware of her Instagram account under the username @dieketsengmnisi.

However, she is not very popular on social media with only over 1.5k followers on Instagram. Moreover there is a facebook account in her name with a little over 3k friends and 2k followers.