It has been a hellish week for SABC2 local production, Skeem Saam. This follows the unfortunate incident involving two of it’s cast members. Former Skeem Saam star Cornet Mamobolo was arrested while actor Karabo Mokhubela died.
Cornet Mamobolo, popular for his role as T-Bose was nabbed by police while driving under the influence of alcohol in Edenvale, east of Joburg. The 29 year old was charged for drunken driving at the Sandringham Police Station. The actor, who tied the knot earlier this year was pulled over by police on the N3 North and Modderfontein roads and found to be above the legal boozing limit.
Read the police statement, in part: “The complainant alleges he was on duty for a drunken driving operation when he stopped a white BMW X4 with (registration withheld).
“He explained to the driver the reason for stopping him.
“After breathalysing the driver, his reading was found to be 0,75, which is over the required limit of 0.24ZMG.
“He was then arrested and taken to Sandrigham where blood was drawn from him with blood kit No AM1364597.”
Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo confirmed the case.
Masondo told the People’s Paper: “The case number you provided relates to a case of drinking and driving. The case is temporarily withdrawn, pending further investigation.”
Another sad event that has befallen the Skeem Saam set is the news concerning the passing of actor Karabo Mokhubela.
Skeem Saam publicist Sumaya Mogola told the media the actor, who used to play Jazzy T on the popular SABC1 show, died on Saturday night (25 July 2020).
“Rest in peace Karabo (Jazzy T) Mokhubela. You will be sorely missed! We keep his loved ones in our prayers.”
Karabo was also known as a champion for the growth of community media.
The president of the National Radio Community Forum, Xola Nozewu, said they are saddened by the sudden passing of the talented actor and radio presenter.
“He was a terrific radio presenter and a steadfast champion of community media development.
“The community radio sector will always remember his charismatic presentation on projects like ‘Talk to Your Minister’,’Let’s Talk Justice’ and many other projects that addressed the interests and development needs of communities.”
“Karabo’s passing is a huge loss for the community media sector.”