Who is Big Boy on Skeem Saam? Meet Charles Maja


Charles Maja is a South African actor behind the character of Big Boy Mabitsela on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam. He landed the role on the first season of the soapie in 2011.

Charles plays the recurring role of Big Boy, Leshole (played by Thabo Mkhabela)’s father who is a car mechanic.

In 1997, he was featured on SABC2’s drama “Ke bona Boloi“.

Apart from acting on television, he had starring roles in several dramas on SABC’ sepedi radio station ‘Thobela FM‘s which includes popular drama, Mahlakung as Bra Tick, a husband to Titi Mabona played by Lesetja Mpho Mphela.

FYI: Charles Maja was born in Ga-Maja – Kopermyn, Limpopo.

Be sure to tune into Skeem Saam @6:30pm every Monday to Friday on SABC1.


  1. Tjoo the man is real character..lollll, but mr mabitsela please get off maputla s family, they have heard enough. I think they have learned their lesson.

  2. Mr Mabitsela sir I like de type of man he has become. . At least he is now a gud fada ………nt every parent has got a nerve to tell a kid dat dey love her or him…..my parents never tld me dat…….now he must try by al means to be a responsible man


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