8 Interesting Facts About Skeem Saam’s Skhumbuzo Mbatha (Meneer Manaka). He plays one of the most loved characters on SABC1 Skeem Saam. Skhumbuzo Mbatha, kills his role so perfectly, one would think he is a teacher in real life. Learn more about this talented personality on the 8 facts about him below.
1. Skhumbuzo Mbatha hails from Senaoane in Soweto but attended school in Limpopo where his mother worked.
2. Many know him as Meneer Manaka on Skeem Saam, who teaches languages at Turfloop High.
3. Meneer Manaka has an exceptional ability to push his learners to achieve their highest potential. He however, always catches the smoke for things beyond his control.
4. His character is getting more interesting as he explores a possible relationship with Charity Ramabu (Makgofe Moagi). An interesting rumor is that DJ Fresh is joining the show to play Manaka’s brother.
5. He is also a radio personality of note. Skhumbuzo started his radio career at Capricorn when the station was still known as Radio 1512.
6. The talented broadcaster, later left to join Thobela FM, where he was responsible for the afternoon drive show. On March, 2018, he returned to his home Capricorn FM.
7. Mbatha, who presents Ntshirogele, won the award for Best Afternoon Drive Show presenter at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards.
8. Other than his career, Skhumbuzo is also a dedicated father, who always shares pictures of gis children on social media.