Skeem Saam is an SABC1 soap opera that aired between 2011 and 2021 and has a total of ten seasons.
The show, which took a break in March 2021, had a massive viewership, especially among the youth. The show was centred around young people trying to navigate their way to adulthood through the ups and downs.
If you are a big fan of the show, you probably already know and love Dr. Elizabeth Thobakgale or Lizzy, the Principal’s daughter.
Here is everything you need to know about Lizzy from Skeem Saam that will make your day.
Who plays Lizzy on Skeem Saam?
The role of Dr. Elizabeth Thobakgale on Skeem Saam is played so flawlessly by the talented Amanda Manku, who dabbles as a sportscaster, film editor, an actress, and a businesswoman.
Before landing her role on Skeem Saam, Amanda had played the role of Mosima on Mzansi Magic’s iKhaya. She was also a child presenter for SABC’s YOTV.
Where is Amanda Manku from?
Lizzy from Skeem Saam was born on the 9th of August 1991 in Zebediela, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa, and raised in Newlands, Johannesburg.
She is the oldest in a family of five children, and although not much is known about her siblings and parents, in 2021, the actress revealed that she had lost her mother.
What is her educational background?
Besides being a talented actress and TV host, Amanda Manku is well-educated.
She began her education at Dowling Avenue Primary School in Westbury before proceeding to Hoerskool Die Burger Highschool in Roodepoort.
According to sources, Amanda landed a role as Lizzy on Skeem Saam while still in high school. She later enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Picture and Film Editing at the AFDA.
Is Lizzy from Skeem Saam married in real life?
2021 ended on a high note for Amanda Manku. After facing a difficult year that saw her battle with COVID and lose both her mother and grandmother, Amanda walked down the aisle and exchanged vows with her beau in a beautiful traditional wedding in December 2021.
Sharing photos of the event on Instagram, Amanda showered her man with love as she proclaimed that she was first in line when God was dishing out good men.
Lizzy from Skeem Saam’s real-life husband is a professional soccer player called Hendrick Pule Ekstein, who has had a successful career on the pitch.
Ekstein currently plays as a Midfielder for AmaZulu FC. He previously played for the Kaizer Chiefs, Malaysia’s Sabah FC, and Azerbaijan’s Sabail FK.
Does Lizzy from Skeem Saam have any children?
Besides being a wife in real life, Amanda Manku is also a mother of two children- a beautiful son and daughter.
On the 3rd of February 2022, Amanda Manku posted a photo of herself in a beautiful blue dress with one hand on her belly with the caption:
“Why does this look like a pregnancy reveal picture?”
Although a few of her fans thought that the actress was hinting that she was pregnant with her third child, Amanda did not confirm it, and whether or not she is indeed pregnant, we will get to know in good time.
What is Amanda Manku currently working on?
Besides her role as Lizzy on Skeem Saam, which is currently on break, Amanda Manku currently works as a sports anchor on SABC Sports.
She is also the founder and CEO of a fragrance line called AmaScent.
King Monada and Amanda Manku’s relationship
In 2021, unfounded rumours emerged that King Monada had taken Amanda Manku as his third wife. The rumours were based on videos and pictures of the two getting cozy that were shared on social media.
The actress went on Instagram to clarify that the rumours were not true. She later got married to somebody else.
Lizzy from Skeem Saam's social media
Amanda Manku is quite active on social media, and if you are interested in catching up with her real-life updates and events, then here are her official social media pages:
Instagram : amanda_manku
Facebook : Amanda Manku
Twitter : @AmandaManku
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