TBOSE MAPUTLA: ‘HEY BIG BRO’
Fans of the educational soapie Skeem Saam took to social media to compare notes about the show’s character Tbose Maputla (previously played by Cornet Mamabolo).
His first appearance was at Turfloop Hospital, where he met his wife Mapitsi (Mogau Paulina Motlatswi), his mother Meikie (Harriet Manamela), his father John (Africa Tsoai) and his brother Leeto (Eric Macheru).
He greeted his wife, his mother and there was a group hug that followed. Viewers also picked up that there was some tension between Tbose and John as he never greeted his father after not seeing him for months.
They were also not impressed with his first interaction with his older brother Leeto, where he greeted him in English and compared his interaction to the previous Tbose, who spoke Sepedi ninety percent of the time.
@kholoNdaba tweeted: “I lost it when he saw Leeto and he said “Hey bro” bathong (wow)! What happened “bhuti Leeto” maybe ke overseas re tla reng (maybe it’s an overseas thing).”
Fans of the soapie also realised that he mixed Sepedi with English and concluded that this may have been done on purpose as the latest Tbose Maputla was overseas and spoke English a lot more than the previous.