Matshepo Sekgopi biography, age, baby, boyfriend & hairstyles

Matshepo Sekgopi (born on 18th of November 1996) is a South African actress. The young and beautiful actress is popular for playing the role of Dimpho Mokoena in The River, a Mzansi hit series. She also gained a television audience as Esihle in Z’bondiwe.


Matshepo Sekgopi biography
Matshepo Sekgopi on Twitter: “All smiles for the baby girl.
NameMatshepo Sekgopi
Age23 years old
NationalitySouth Africa
Popular rolesDimpho Mokoena in The River, Esihle in Z’bondiwe
Date of Birth18 November 1996
Ex-BoyfriendTshepo (TJ Mokhuane)
BirthdayNovember 18th


Her date of birth is on the 18th of November. The young actress, Matshepo Sekgopi, is 23 years old. Her birthday celebration comes up every year on November 18th.

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Matshepo rose to prominence upon playing the role of Z’bondiwe in Esihle on etv. 

The actress also landed other popular roles in popular South African series. She featured as Galaza’s Sirenin Isibaya, Nellie in Sokhulu and Partners, and Bongi in Ingoma.

Currently, she plays the role of Dimpho in The River. She appeared in the series in the first season and has continued to appear since then.

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The South African actress best known for her role as Esihle on Z’bondiwe, an action drama series.

She played a recurring role in the first season and then starring role in the second season.

In 2016, she landed a guest role on the second season of Saints and Sinners, an Mzansi Magic drama series.

Matshepo glues The River viewers and fans to their sit with her portrayal of the Dimpho Mokoena every weeknight.


The actress, Matshepo Sekgopi, popularly known as Dimpho Mokoena had a recent abortion. 

“She is much stronger now,” says Matshepo. Though she wanted to keep the baby but raising her child as a single mother discouraged her.

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Upon telling her then-boyfriend Tshepo (TJ Mokhuane) about the pregnancy in October 2019, he gave her the cold shoulder.

Her boyfriend went further to blame her for the pregnancy and told her that he was not ready to be a father both emotionally and financially. Tshepo dumped her on the spot.


Matshepo Sekgopi has appeared on television and social media with several hairstyles loved fans. The celebrity knows how to style her hair and get the attention of both young and old fans and followers.

The best part is that all the hairstyles she ha chosen so far looked perfect on her. See for your self on the pictures below.

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The young and beautiful actress was in love and dating Tshepo (TJ Mokhuane). After getting her pregnant, he blamed her for the pregnancy and made it clear that he lacked the emotional and financial capacity to be a father.

He ended the relationship at the spot and the child was later aborted.

In real-life

The young, beautiful, and talented actress is reserved and matured beyond her years in reality.

According to her, being able to wake up daily and do what she loves gives her life meaning.

“I feel liberated, strong, and as though I’m on the right path. I’ve noticed just how endless the possibilities are, while also recognizing my greatness, valuing my worth, and loving myself.”

She loves a normal life and she says that she still wash the dishes anytime she is in Pretoria at her parents’ house. Matshepo also still walks to the spaza to buy Magwinya. 

The beautiful actress makes the worst tea. “My uncle once said that my tea tastes like dish-washing water, that’s when I gave up on making it”, she said.


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