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The River

Genres: Telenovela
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic

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Seasons

Season 3

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
1Magic 27 Jan 2020 22 Jan 2021 Weekdays, 20h00 - 20h30 260
Mzansi Magic 27 Sep 2021 23 Sep 2022 Weekdays, 19h00 - 19h30 260


Season 3

The River is a South African telenovela revolving around communities on two different sides of a river: society's upper crust in exquisite mansions who will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth, and the exploited "common folk" who constantly toil with little to show for it.

Season 3 kicks off with an incident that changes Lindiwe's entire world. A vulnerable and defeated Lindiwe has to battle with this predicament. 

Different communities react to the tragedy that's befallen the Dikanas and Flora gives a loved one hard but solid advice.

Meanwhile, Tumi is haunted by the consequences of her desire for revenge and Lindiwe is forced to wonder if she's being punished for her evil acts.

The series stars Presley Chweneyagae, Sindi Dlathu, Hlomla Dandala, Lawrence Maleka, Lunga Shabalala, Moshidi Motshegwa and newcomer Larona Moagi.

The River is an M-Net Original Production created and executive produced by Gwydion Beynon and Phathutshedzo Makwarela, for Tshedza Pictures. The duo are also the head writers.

The supervising producers are Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson. Music is by Brendan Jury.

Cast and Characters

Lindiwe (Sindi Dlathu)
The enigmatic businesswoman who has sacrificed a great deal to become a success; and buries secrets with the same singlemindedness she buries bodies.

Zweli (Hlomla Dandala)
Married to Lindiwe, he completes the picture-perfect power couple that's revered and reviled in equal measure.

Zolani (Lawrence Maleka)
The adopted son of Lindiwe, who bites into forbidden fruit and later witnesses a terrible tragedy.

Thato (Don Mlangeni Nawa)
Itumeleng's father, who meets an unexpected reckoning that haunts his daughter, committing her to a greater cause.

Malefu (Moshidi Motshegwa)
Mother to Itumeleng, matriarch and pillar of strength in the family and township community.

Itumeleng (Larona Moagi)
The feisty young rebel who refuses to be silenced and roll over when her family and community become casualties of greed and excess.

Season 3 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Presley Chweneyagae	...	Cobra
Tinah Mnumzana		...	Flora
Hlomla Dandala		...	Zweli
Lawrence Maleka		...	Zolani
Lunga Shabalala		...	Lindani
Larona Moagi		...	Itumeleng
Sindi Dlathu		...	Lindiwe Dlamini

Recurring / Guests

Tsholofelo Matshaba	...	Kedibone Mokoena
Tango Ncetezo		...	Paulina
Thapelo Sebogodi	...	Khabzela
Matshepo Sekgopi	...	Dimpho
Siyabonga Sepotokele	...	Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)
Chuck Shisana		...	Detective Tshabalala
Nkanyiso Bhengu		...	Pastor Mdluli
Brenda Ngxoli		...	Dambisa
Ferry Jele		...	Veronica
David Sherwood		...	Pastor
Warren Masemola		...	Oupa
Zenzo Ngqobe		...	Percy
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube	...	Uncle Sechaba
Maduvha Madima		...	Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau
Galaletsang Koffman	...	Beauty
Zenokuhle Maseko	...	Mbali
Lunga Mofokeng		...	Andile
Linda Mtoba		...	Nomonde
Kgabang Sekhabi		...	Millicent
Zwelakhe Mtsaka		...	Uncle Phakimpi
Lebogang Tlokana	...	Dora Phakathi
Anele Gwele		...	Doctor
Mulalo Mudau		...	Prophet Francinah
Felix Makhathini	...	Dealership Guy
Thembinkosi Mthembu	...	Mabutho
Lungile Phasisi		...	Court Sheriff
Themba ka-Nyathi	...	Butcher (as Themba KaNyathi)
Federico Fernandes	...	De Santos
William Lehong		...	Doctor
Tshepo Seagiso		...	Charlie (as Tshepo 'Bugzito' Seagiso)
Lunathi Mampofu		...	Emma
Yonda Thomas		...	Morapedi
Tebby Gcingca		...	Palesa
Reneilwe Mashitisho	...	Female Detective
Moses Malefo		...	Security Guard
Justice Pitjeng		...	Thug 1 (as Justice Pietjeng)
Wandile Myeni		...	Thug 2
Mavuso Magabane		...	Nsizwa (as Meshack Magabane)
Gontse Nkuna		...	Police Officer
Faith Choshi		...	Designer (as Faith Chosi)
Lesedi Job		...	Mantwa
Mpho Mudau		...	Hijacker
Phuthi Nakene		...	Hospital Sister
Motlatsi Mafatshe	...	Fose
Tshepo Masela		...	Oracle Hotel Manager
Phoenix Baaitse		...	Doctor
Nolwazi Shange		...	Minister Patience Mhlongo
Sibongile Nojila	...	Regina
Moses Semenya		...	Superintendent
Loyiso Gxwala		...	Doctor 3
Anne Mashiloane		...	Sister
Thabiso Ramotshela	...	Morena
Tumi Masemola		...	Bontle
Wiseman Zither		...	Mondli (as Wiseman Zitha)
Thandeka Ngwenya	...	Mary
Ontshiametse Malekoa	...	Pharoah
Precious the Planner	...	Precious the Planner
Kabelo Mokobe		...	Mondli's Friend 1
Kamogelo Pokoje		...	Mondli's Friend 2
Eloise Clasen		...	Therapist
Mogau Leshilo		...	Uniformed Policeman
Phoholo Mohalala	...	Police Officer
Sam Medupe		...	Elias
Katlego Mokoena		...	Street Kid
Edward Themba		...	Street Kid 1
Thusang Molefe		...	Street Kid 2
Bolele Polisa		...	Journalist (as Bolele Polisi)
Ntobeko Mathebula	...	Radio Announcer (voice)
Dianne Simpson		...	Marriage Counsellor
Winnie Ntshaba		...	Zodwa (as Bawinile Ntshaba)
Ofentse Garenamotse	...	Young Boy
Zinzi Nsele		...	MEC
Anastasia Ferrara	...	Doctor
Nhlanganiso Nhlapho	...	Receptionist
Kennedy Machaka		...	Miner (as Kenny Machaka)
Nokuthula Ledwaba	...	Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)
Tshepang Selapyana	...	Angelina's Boyfriend
Andile Cele		...	Sheriff
Thokozile Mthethwa	...	Female Elder
Andisiwe Mkuyana	...	Qaqamba
Rea Rangaka		...	JJ
Seputla Sebogodi	...	Mohumi
Godfrey Mahaye		...	Thug 1
Thato Moeng		...	Thug 2
Vusi Shilenge		...	Thug 3
Tennyson Ngobeni	...	Thug 4
Segomotso Modise	...	Mad Dog
Mnqobi Yazo		...	Steven
George Benson		...	Security Guard
Thabo Mohlatlole	...	Security Guard 1
Gift Kutu		...	Security Guard 2
Errol Rikhotso		...	Khanyisa Security Guard (as Eroll Rikhotso)
Thandiwe Dintoe		...	Typist
Nthato Korolosi		...	Court Officer
Pumla Ndlazi		...	Magistrate
Lulu Hela		...	Angelina's Lawyer
Anther Line		...	Stylist
Marenda Mokgethwa	...	Homeless Person 1
Itumeleng Tau		...	Homeless Person 2
Mahloko Kekana		...	Journalist
Aldrin Sampear		...	Interviewer
Modiegi Mulaudzi	...	Nurse
Thabiso Bapela		...	Doctor (as Thabiso Bapele)
Lutendo Fhedzisani	...	Midwife
Mothusi Magano		...	Modiri
David Kwinda		...	Businessman
Mankoko Mokhari		...	Modiri's Wife
Don Mlangeni Nawa	...	Thato (as Don Nawa)
Ntshimane Letswalo	...	Modiri's Boss
Tshiamo Modisane	...	Reporter
Simon Mmela		...	Principal
Thandi Mrwarwaza	...	Secretary
Sphamandla Dhludhlu	...	Mavusana
Artalia Gwala		...	Bridesmaid 1
Jennifer Sono		...	Bridesmaid 2
Tshepo Mashego		...	Designer
Zipho Zwane		...	Groomsman
Sihle Gonyalo		...	Chef Assistant
Ella Mthethwa		...	Chef
Axoli Mbontsi		...	Axoli the Jeweller
William Myepao		...	Priest
Xolelwa Ngangile	...	Social Worker


Season 3 Cast

as
Zweli

as
Zolani

as
Lindani

as
Itumeleng

as
Lindiwe Dlamini

as
Flora

as
Paulina

as
Khabzela

as
Dimpho

as
Detective Tshabalala

as
Veronica

as
Percy

as
Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)

as
Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau

as
Oupa

as
Uncle Sechaba

as
Dambisa

as
Zodwa (as Bawinile Ntshaba)

as
Pastor Mdluli

as
Regina

as
Minister Patience Mhlongo

as
Kedibone Mokoena

as
Pastor

as
Butcher (as Themba KaNyathi)

as
Emma

as
Morapedi

as
Nsizwa (as Meshack Magabane)

as
Doctor 1

as
Bontle

as
Elias

as
Marriage Counsellor

as
Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)

as
JJ

as
Mohumi

as
Angelina's Lawyer

as
Modiri

as
Modiri's Wife

as
Mabutho

as
Mbali

as
Mavusana

as
Millicent (as Kgabang Sekhabi)


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