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The River


The River: A tale quite like no other

07 December 2017
Follow the story of two worlds intertwined by secrets, murder and betrayal.

The River is set on the backdrop of Pretoria, and tells the story of two women from different worlds bound together by secrets, murder and betrayal. Lindiwe Dlamini is a powerful mining magnate who pulled herself up from poverty and owns African Diamond Mine – a mine on the verge of collapsing. She’s smart, sharp, manipulative, and will do whatever it takes to get what she wants; including wiping out those who stand in her way.

Straight-talker, Itumeleng “Itu” Mokoena, was abandoned by her young mother on Cullinan river – the same river on which her father, Thato, has found a diamond that could save African Diamond. Found and brought up by Thato, as a child, Itumeleng received overwhelming love and support from her adoptive parents and is devastated to learn about the murder of her father. With an unwavering spirit, Itumeleng is determined to find justice for her father’s death and exploit her father’s killers for the diamond deposit which was found on the land where her community lives.

The River is a story about a young girl from eKasi taking on the rich; a story of the haves and the have-nots. However, at its heart is the tragedy of a mother who at a young age abandoned her daughter, and in the process, lost her heart, and a young girl with a heart big enough to heal the world.

The River premieres January 2018 on 1Magic, DStv Channel 103