One of the leading primetime shows on Mzansi Magic, the multi-award-winning fan favourite The River, is announcing the departure of three of its cast members. Hlomla Dandala, Lawrence Maleka and Tango Ncetezo are moving on from the telenovela to new ventures and some storylines have reached an end.
As an essential part of The River from the beginning, viewers have enjoyed watching the growth of the actors’ individual characters – Zweli with his often-well-meaning mishaps which sometimes result in dramatic consequences; Zolani with his fierce love and loyalty that at times goes too far; and Paulina whose bold look hides the soft heart of a woman who faces the toughest of battles.
As three of the top performers in the country, they have given viewers plenty to talk about and be entertained by, from storylines that brought out their characters’ dark sides to softer, lighter moments. Dandala plays Zweli Dikana, Maleka is Zolani Dlamini and Ncetezo is Paulina Dlomo on the Tshedza Pictures show.
“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. 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,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels on M-Net.
Viewers have plenty to enjoy from their characters in the current season 5. Their final scenes will air at various dates in the near future.
Catch The River on 1Magic DStv Channel 103 Weeknights at 20:00.