‘Skeem Saam’ fans praise Gontshe Ntshegang’s role as Rathebe

Viewers of SABC1's soapie, 'Skeem Saam' can't get enough of Detective Rea Rathebe played by actress Gontshe Ntshegang.

‘Skeem Saam’ fans praise Gontshe Ntshegang’s role as Rathebe

Actress Gontshe Ntshegang trended on social media this week for her role as Rea Rathebe in Skeem Saam.


The actress Gontse Ntshegang, who plays Rea Rathebe took a break from Skeem Saam in July 2023 when her character was sent to a mental institution.

She returned to Turfloop Police Station as Detective Rea Rathebe in October 2023 when she got discharged.

Ntshegang’s character trended this week when she shot and killed Luc (Jean-Michel Tuji Mukengeshayi).

Luc worked with Kganyago (Sello Maake KaNcube) to manipulate women and swindle money out of them.

Rathebe killed Luc because he and Kganyago stole money from Jacobeth Thobakgale (Elizabeth Serunye).


@chanty48156175: “Big up to her, she is a good actor. Skeem Saam raleboga (thank you), you are doing a good job.”

@wakapalesaa: “Rathebe deserves her flowers. She’s killing this role.”

@Medi1Oratile: “She must never go to jail. Don’t ever kill her character, most of your characters have got away with a lot so hands off this one please.”

@Majakathata_15: “She was the serial killer Babeile was talking about.”

@ThabisoNkalusi2: “Meaning when they find the body of Bernard then it means it will prove Babeile right, and he will become Captain.”


TVSA reports that the Skeem Saam actress Gontshe Ntshegang is famously known for playing Elizabeth in e.tv’s soapie Rhythm City.

Ntshegang also appeared in popular South African TV shows such as Yizo Yizo, Scandal! and Hillside.

The publication adds that the actress also replaced former actress Matshepo Maleme in Muvhango as Mapule Modise.

The talented actress is also the narrator of Mahadi-Lobola, an e.tv’s reality series which focuses on lobola negotiations.