Played by Lucian Msamati
Considered the finest mechanic in Botswana, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the proud proprietor of the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors garage, insists, "We only look after cars we can make friends with." Although he is a widower and a bit concerned about his weight, the single Mr. Matekoni is not a bitter man. Born and raised in Tlokweng, he possesses the traditional Botswanan values of kindness and virtue - just the kind of traits, Precious Ramotswe truly appreciates.