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Getting to know Lawrence Maleka

26 March 2018
Lawrence Maleka tells us more about his journey on The River.
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On The River, we’ve come to know Lawrence Maleka as the mysterious and violent Zolani who will go to any lengths to fight Lindiwe’s battles against her enemies. His is a story of a man who grew up never knowing any love as a child as both his parents frequented taverns, leaving a young Zolani to fend for himself.

About portraying the character, Lawrence says, “I get to explore these very dark and twisted things about myself, and I get to act it out. Zolani is like a rollercoaster; he's got so many emotions and there are so many things happening to him all at the same time, and he has to keep it together.”

Lawrence told us more about his role on The River and gave us some insight into the guy behind the character.

See the full interview below:

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