See Khwezi from #SkeemSaam in real life.

An exclusive scoop from an insider at Zimoja has unveiled that Samukele Mkhize-Masindi, known for her role as Khwezikazi Gasela on the popular soap opera Skeem Saam, is expecting her first child in real life. The revelation follows Samukele’s private wedding in September to her husband, whose name remains undisclosed, attended by close friends and family.


Life appears to be mirroring art for Samukele, as fans of Skeem Saam will recall her character, Khwezi, getting pregnant just before her traditional marriage to Lehasa on the show. While Samukele married before her on-screen character, the parallel between her life and Khwezi’s storyline is striking.

According to an inside source, Samukele has harbored the desire for a baby for an extended period, and the news of her pregnancy has brought immense joy to her. The source shared, “She has been wanting a baby for the longest time, and she is so happy, and I am happy for her… the beautiful thing is that it happened in her marriage. Not to judge anyone, but she waited to get married first before having a child.”

Friends close to Samukele have observed a positive change in her since her marriage, with one friend mentioning that “marriage has been so good to her” and expressing happiness on her behalf.

Addressing the challenges of incorporating the real-life pregnancy into her on-screen character’s storyline, a colleague of Samukele confirmed that she is two or three months pregnant. The production team at Skeem Saam is reportedly aware of the situation and is strategizing on how to integrate the pregnancy into the show, considering Khwezi’s pregnancy is at a more advanced stage in the storyline.

While it remains uncertain how the show will navigate this development, the colleague emphasized Samukele’s dedication and expressed hope that the production will find a way to retain her. Despite attempts to contact Samukele and the Skeem Saam team for comment, Zimoja has not received responses at the time of reporting.