Mapaseka Nyokong (born March 23, 1989), also known as Koetle, is a South African actress, blogger, and businesswoman.

She is best known for playing Dintle on the soap opera Scandal. Her busy body character stands her out.

Koetle Nyokong has loved acting since her teenage days. It did not come as a surprise that she followed the path of entertainment. She dreamed of and worked towards being an actress.

Early Life

Mapaseka Koetle was born on March 23, 1989, in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. Growing up, she wanted to be a medical doctor or a lawyer at some point.

As a child, her love for the doctor’s coat inspired her interest in the profession. Later as a teenager, she fell in love with acting and pursued the dream.


Mapaseka Koetle studied at the AFDA and finished her studies at CityVarsity.


At thirteen, the actress started to exhibit her love for art which continued to grow. She began to appear in small productions and landing roles.

Eventually, she appeared in the production Show Off in 2012. She plays Dintle in the soap opera Scandal.

Her character is very unapologetic and tries to prevent others’ voices. Koetle played the lead role for the film production Second Chances.

She also gives back to society and donates sanitary pads to needy girls in drives in Bloemfontein.

Aside from acting, Koetle is a blogger and writes out of experiences as a mother. She is also a show host and focuses on anything that has to do with being a mother. Lately, she landed a new gig as a host of a BET Show.


Nyokong has also established herself in the business world. She has personal business and joint businesses with her husband. In 2020, she and her husband launched Gorge Grab n Go Café.

The franchise restaurant is outside the Sandton Gautrain station in Johannesburg. On the launch day, prominent and celebrated personalities like Kagiso Modupe.

Personal Life

Mapaseka Koetle and her husband Nelson Nyokong have a child, Nema. They had her child in September 2016. She appeared many times on her mother’s social media pages.


Mapaseka Koetle is a proud mother to a young daughter. Her daughter, Nema, knows how to make up her (Mapaseka’s) face and make her beautiful. They have developed a deep mother and-daughter bond.

Net Worth

Koetle earns money from acting, her business, and her blogging platform. She has done commercials for many top brands like Vodacom, Joko, and ABSA. Acting and entrepreneurial account for a higher percentage of her earnings.

Mapaseka drives a sizzling Volkswagen T Cross, estimated to cost R346 000. She lives in a beautiful and well-furnished house. Although she is yet to share a complete picture, Koetle shows the interior in videos.

Forbes Africa listed her on their “2018 under 30 list”, and she well deserves it. She has a net worth of R1 million as of June 2024.

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