Skeem Saam Charles ‘Big Boy’ Maja has died

Skeem Saam Charles ‘Big Boy’ Maja has died

Skeem Saam actor Charles Maja has died, the production’s publicist Sumaya Mogola confirmed to SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TshisaLIVE on Thursday afternoon.

The veteran actor, who was known and loved for his role as Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular SABC1 soapie, suffered a stroke on Thursday morning in Limpopo and died aged 54.

“Unfortunately it is true. He passed away this morning in Limpopo. He suffered a stroke. His daughter confirmed the news to us. The family is devastated,” Mogola said.

The actor has had extensive roles on radio dramas at Thobela FM. However, he stole the hearts of Mzansi as the overprotective father to his on-screen son Leshole (played by Thabo Mkhabela) on Skeem Saam.


Mahlakung e wele ka mahlong. Moraloki wa tshwantshetso tsweledi ya Mahlakung o robetše boroko bjo bogolo. Mahlankga Charlie Maja, Bra Tick, ga a sale gona. Mohu Charles Mahlankga Maja, o robetše mesong ya lehono, morago ga bolwetši bjo bo kopana. A moya wa “Bra Tick”, Charlie Mahlankga Maja o robale ka kgotso!