Get to Know The River’s Mabutho Dimba

24 February 2020
Thembinkosi Mthembu plays the no-nonsense and conniving Mabutho Dimba on The River.
Mabutho Dimba played by Thembinkosi Mthembu

They say first impressions last and from what we’ve picked up from the moment Mabutho walked into Paulina’s tavern, is that the handsome, young man is not the man he makes himself out to be.

We’ll tell you why we think so…

Tumi was busy telling Rakgadi how worried she was that Lindiwe knows that the person responsible for Mbali’s death had tampered with the brakes of the car at the Dikana residence. Tumi also overheard Lindiwe telling Zolani to collect the CCTV footage of that particular day, which made her even more concerned.

While Tumi was speaking loud enough for everyone to hear you, in walked in Mabutho, who was looking for no trouble until he overheard Tumi spill the beans. Talk about wrong timing! He immediately heard Tumi telling Rakgadi that she was responsible for killing Mbali and that it was only a matter of time before Lindiwe found out.

While it’s unclear what Mabutho will do with this information, that smug on his face is unsettling. From the look of things, Tumi may have more than just Lindiwe and Zolani to look out for.


Fast facts about Mabutho:

Full name: Mabutho Dimba

Family history: One of three children

Born: Harding in KwaZulu-Natal

Strength: Veery good with his hands

Weakness: Short-temper and violent

Criminal record: Arrested for assault and house-breaking

Related to: Paulina and Lindani

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