Skeem Saam’s Meikie ‘Harriet Manamela’ and Babeile ‘Mathews Manamela’ related?

Are Skeem Saam’s Meikie ‘Harriet Manamela’ and Babeile ‘Mathews Manamela’ related?

In recent years, we’ve seen a few actors that share last names but aren’t related. However, it appears to be nothing more than a gossip fed by their surnames in the mix of things. Following these bold accusations, we have linked the dots and solved the puzzle behind their claimed relationship.



Harriet Manamela (born 13 October 1971) is a famous and legendary South African actress and television personality.Her husband happens to be a South African politician who serves as the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education. However, according to several sources, the actress is married to Buti Manamela.

The pair is happily married and have two sons together. Their children’s names are still unknown to the general public.There isn’t much information available about Mathews Manamela’s personal life as he’s a private person.

On the other hand, Mathews Manamela is a celebrated South African actor best known for his on-screen character as sergeant Babeile. The actor made all sorts of headlines when he solved one of the biggest on-screen cases of the year. Yes, he single-handedly connected the dots to the Kelebogile Kgomos murder case.The two actors recently worked together when Babeile arrested Meikie for attempting to kill Mantuli (Dieketseng Mnisi) and her son Kwaito Maputla.