Mapaseka Koetle

Mapaseka Koetle is a South African actress best known for her portrayal of Dintle Setuke on’s soap opera Scandal. She has previously on Mzansi Magic’s short film Second Chances which was produced by Andile Ncube.

Mapaseka Koetle
Born Mapaseka Koetle
Free State
South Africa
Education City Varsity
Occupation Actress
Since 2010 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Mapaseka Koetle was born in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. She is one of two children; she has a little sister, this is according to an interview she did with the Sowetan in February 2015.

Mapaseka Koetle was raised by both her parents until she was seven years old when her parents divorced, from them on she was raised only by her mother.

“I’ve got a small memory of how I used to follow him wherever he was going and how I loved him [her father]. I think being single parent is not nice, it needs someone who is very strong and she [her mother] did it. There was never a point where my little sister and I felt a strong gap that he left to the extent that we wished he could come back,” she was quoted in the Sowetan article.

She did her schooling in the Free State province of South Africa where she was born and raised before moving to Johannesburg in  Gauteng to pursue higher education.

Mapaseka Koetle to City Varsity in Johannesburg where she studied “Acting for Camera” and graduated with a Diploma, this is according to the website. However it is important to note that the Sowetan has previously reported that she went to AFDA even quoting her saying, “I used to walk from AFDA to Brixton and I used to talk to myself a lot – or was it to God maybe – so whenever I would pass the SABC studios, I would always say that one day I will be working here.”

She began getting roles in small productions while she was doing her final year of Acting for Camera at City Varsity. She completed her studies and graduated with a Diploma in 2011. She portrayed the character of Lesedi a lead in a play called Show Off which was shown at the 2012 Arts Alive festival and featured in a short film titled Second Chances.



Scandal!, 2013 – to date

Mapaseka Koetle auditioned for the role of Dintle Setuke on’s soap opera in late 2012 and got the role. In 2013 she began portraying the aforementioned character on that show. Her role as as Dintle Setuke was her first major role on South African television and has brought popularity and acclaimed.

This led her to being nominated for a Royalty Soapie Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category at the second edition of those awards; at the main event held on March 28, 2015 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in Durban she won ahead of the likes of Nomzamo Mbatha and Natasha Sutherland among others.




Year Title Role Notes
2013 – to date Scandal! Dintle Setuke Supporting Role, Soap Opera



Personal Life

Mapaseka Koetle is in a relationship with Nelson Nyokong who is a creative director. It is understood that the pair was supposed to get married sometime in 2013. At the time she was quoted by the Sunday Sun saying, “We love each other and getting married is the ­only thing left to do!” She has previously used the name “Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong” as well as “Mapaseka Nyokong”.