The River bids farewell to Hlomla Dandala, Lawrence Maleka and Tango Ncetezo

A fond farewell

Local 19 October 2022

The River announces the exit of three of its main cast members.

A fond farewell

The multi-award-winning telenovela, The River on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103), announces the departure of three cast members. Hlomla Dandala, Lawrence Maleka and Tango Ncetezo are moving on from the telenovela to new ventures and their storylines will soon come to an end.

The performers have entertained viewers with storylines that brought out their characters’ dark sides to softer and lighter moments. Hlomla portrays police commissioner Zweli Dikana, who’s married to ruthless mine tycoon Lindiwe (Sindi Dlathu). Lawrence plays Lindiwe’s nephew and protégé Zolani Dlamini, while Tango stars as shebeen owner and councillor Paulina Dlomo.

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The end of the road

As an essential part of The River from the onset, viewers have enjoyed watching the three characters evolve. Zweli, with his well-meaning mishaps which sometimes resulted in dramatic consequences; Zolani with his fierce love and loyalty that at times goes too far; and Paulina, who overcame the toughest battles.

“We would like to thank Hlomla, Lawrence and Tango for their priceless contributions to the show, as well as the incredible work that went into giving their characters life,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net. “They all brought professionalism, dedication, presence and charisma to the table, and we have loved working with them on the show. We look forward to seeing what their adventure holds.”

Viewers have plenty to enjoy from Season 5 of The River and the three actors’ final scenes will air at various dates in the near future.

Watch The River Season 5, weekdays on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 20:00 and on Catch Up

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