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The River

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

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Seasons

Season 5

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
1Magic 07 Feb 2022 03 Feb 2023 Weekdays, 20h00 - 20h30 260
Mzansi Magic 25 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024 Weekdays, 19h00 - 19h30 260


Season 5


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.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Kings, Queens & Paupers": Refilwe’s hope is revived and Mabutho makes a promise to himself.

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.

Music is by Brendan Jury.


Season 5 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Presley Chweneyagae	...	Cobra
Tinah Mnumzana		...	Flora
Hlomla Dandala		...	Zweli
Lawrence Maleka		...	Zolani
Thembinkosi Mthembu	...	Mabutho
Tsholofelo Matshaba	...	Kedibone Mokoena
Sindi Dlathu		...	Lindiwe Dlamini

Recurring / Guests

Nokuthula Ledwaba	...	Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)
Lunathi Mampofu		...	Emma
Tango Ncetezo		...	Paulina
Thapelo Sebogodi	...	Khabzela
Matshepo Sekgopi	...	Dimpho
Chuck Shisana		...	Detective Tshabalala (as Chuck Shisana Wa Sekgobela)
Thoko Ntshinga		...	Nomhle
Siyabonga Sepotokele	...	Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)
Galaletsang Koffman	...	Beauty
Lunga Mofokeng		...	Andile
Thabiso Ramotshela	...	Morena
Sonto Gumede		...	Futhi
Hlengiwe Mhlaba		...	Aunt Jumayima
Willy Monyepao		...	Pastor
Linda Mtoba		...	Nomonde
Tshepo Seagiso		...	Charlie (as Tshepo 'Bugzito' Seagiso)
Chef Ella		...	Chef Ella
Melokuhle Mabaso	...	Baby Mbali
Sibongile Gungu		...	Lindiwe's P.A.
Fezile Makhanya		...	Mnqobi
Nkululeko Ngcobo	...	Miner
Themba Ngwenya		...	Miner
Stephen Manaka		...	Police Captain (as Chukudu Manaka)
Nhlanhla Mdlalose	...	Philani
Nduduzo Zuma		...	Lwazi
Kitty Moepang		...	Maipelo
Tebogo Sema		...	Union Leader
Siphenathi Kalipa	...	Photographer
Saint Seseli		...	Kgopolo Mabona
Sewela Lehapana		...	Mr Mabona's P.A.
Anati Fekisi		...	Cleaner
Ayanda Mbokazi		...	Salesman
Dorcas Mogale		...	Receptionist
Nomthandazo Ndaba	...	Beautiful Woman 1
Promise Zondo		...	Beautiful Woman 2
Lerato Walaza		...	Thembi
Tyler Ngwane		...	Keitumetse
Samson Khumalo		...	Uncle Moses
Nkanyiso Bhengu		...	Pastor Mdluli
Maduvha Madima		...	Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau
Lungi Pinda		...	Minister of Police
Nothembi Mkhwebane	...	Mthombeni Elder
Riaz Da Silva		...	Daniel
Mphoenhle Mokoena	...	Journalist
Simon Makama		...	Kidnapper
Barileng Malebye	...	Detective Moeti
Kgosi Molapo		...	Baby Enzo
Marnus Pool		...	Kidnapper Guard
Kenneth Duncan		...	Kidnapper Guard
Johnson Mpofu		...	Kidnapper Guard
Chumani Pan		...	Kidnapper Boss
Phoenix Baaitse		...	Doctor
Charmaine Mtinta	...	Zungazi
Ferry Jele		...	Veronica
Sthabiso Kubheka	...	Fake Kidnapper
Keabetsoe Radebe	...	Nanny
Khombi Sangweni Phetla	...	Thuthukile
Seth Molapo		...	Diamond Buyer
Lief Mogoboya		...	Man
Silas Monyatsi		...	Kabo
Lehlohonolo Tshisonga	...	Thug
Rose Motaung		...	Nurse
Bofihla Neko		...	Vela (as Bofihla Nneko)
Kundani Magoda		...	Physiotherapist
Dora Phandle		...	Neighbour
Esther Sithole		...	Female Neighbour
Baipidi Mogorosi	...	Kabo's Ex
Themba Xaba		...	Priest (as Pastor Themba Xaba)
Thato Hlanani		...	Bank Teller
Lindiwe Ngwenya		...	Bank Teller
Sydwell Rihlamvu	...	Bank Teller
Sinah Kgaphola		...	Older Customer
Jack Mabokachaba	...	Sergeant Pilusa
Jose Domingos		...	Bank Manager / Wilson
Brenda Mhlongo		...	Nomafu
Zithulele Ntshotsho	...	Bomb Squad Leader
Kamogelo Tinyiko	...	Reporter
Mololo Mojapelo		...	Car Dealer
Vuyo Biyela		...	Mlilo
Unathi Mkhize		...	Nkanyiso
Brown Dube		...	Decorator
Bheki Mkhwane		...	Bukhosi
Winnie Ntshaba		...	Zodwa
Sphamandla Dhludhlu	...	Mavusana
Thato Matjeke		...	Female Customer 1
Tholang Motsumi		...	Female Customer 2
Nthabiseng Makhobela	...	Event Planner
Tina Dlathu		...	Khwezi
Eddy Monare		...	Uber Driver
Thembekile Mrototo	...	Thembekile Mrototo
Mphiliseni Mchunu	...	Uber Driver
Lungi Duma		...	Cobra's PA
Ontshiametse Molekoa	...	Pharaoh
Mokkie Tebeila		...	Dineo
Nonjabulo Angel Mtombeni...	Girl
Kefilwe Mello		...	Therapist
Katleho Sinivasan	...	Lekau (as Katleho Sinivasin)
Ashley Morley		...	Hotel Manager
Roxy Nel		...	Poppie
Matamela Madigola	...	Girl 2
Vusi Majola		...	Njabulo's Date
Eeshaam September	...	Hotel Manager
Zolani Shangase		...	Vuyo
Siphesihle Cele		...	Nthuthuko
Phumelelo Mamoshe	...	Young Lady
Candice Weber		...	Estate Agent
Johanna Molotsi		...	Scam Victim (as Johanna Molosi)
Esther Sithole		...	Scam Victim
Sinah Kgaphola		...	Scam Victim
Tholang Motsumi		...	Scam Victim
Makhosi Mkhize		...	Irene
Yvonne Nqnqa		...	Irene's Helper
Siyabonga Gumede	...	Cash Van Guard 1
Edward Ximba		...	Cash Van Guard 2
Mondli Nkomo		...	Doctor Mabasa
Byron Greasley		...	Prosecutor 2
Lebo Toko		...	Mofokeng
Tswaelo Aqaba		...	Magistrate
Chris Kunene		...	Security Guard
Kagiso Rathebe		...	Keith
Mzwakhe Manana		...	Angry Mob Member
Moitšepi Lephuthela	...	Photographer (as Moitshepi Lephuthela)
Tshediso Ramakgele	...	Uncle Sam
Zwelakhe Mtsaka		...	Uncle Phakimpi (as Zwelakhe Mtshaka)
Botho Molahloe		...	Doctor
Muzi Mthembu		...	Doctor Zikala
Nolwazi Shange		...	Gugu
Kwetla Marothi		...	Nurse
Zweli Msezane		...	Taxi Driver
Ziphezethu Qhwane	...	Baby Angelina
Okuhle Dumezulu		...	Baby Thato
Frans Mosume		...	Uncle Mokoena
Mulalo Mudau		...	Francinah
Modise Motaung		...	Doctor (as Modise Motaug)
Odwa Mzuzu		...	Nurse
Slindile Nodangala	...	Nolwazi
Themba Sibanyoni	...	Tricks
Teboho Mabuza		...	Thug
Owami Radebe		...	Thug
Maite Makgato		...	Nurse
Lawrence Litchaba	...	Neurosurgeon
Siphesihle Mendela	...	Doctor
Nhlanhla John Lata	...	Mpendulo
Vuyo Mgunguyelwa	...	Hlubi
Nkanyiso Kunene		...	Zakhele
Bongani Mavuso		...	Old Man
Mongezi Junior		...	Thug
DJ Poodle		...	DJ
Lungile Mbunjwa		...	Kedibone's Secretary
Karabo Thateng		...	Hot Girl
Khutjo Chuene		...	Security Guard (as Khutjo Chueni)
Yolanda Matabane	...	Woman
Lwazi Mayeki		...	Man
Basetsana Mogale	...	Mandy (as Basetsane Mogale)
Lebo Mokoena		...	Wedding Planner
Keneilwe Moleko		...	Sexy Girl 1
Bogadi Thlolonyane	...	Sexy Girl 2
Kgomotso Lepedi		...	Tech Expert
Kgomotso Dipholo	...	Wedding Dress Designer
Nkosana Dube		...	Thug
Palesa Vilakazi		...	Victim 1
Cornet Mamabolo		...	Lerumo (as Cornet Mamabulo)
Jabulani Mdingi		...	Automated Voice (voice)
Ntando Magubane		...	Pretty Girl
Benton Nkosi		...	Hot Intern
Lenah Sibisi		...	Victim 2
Onke Makalima		...	Victim 3
Angrita Honwana		...	Victim 4
Refentse Ledwaba	...	Relebogile
Nji Alain		...	Didier
Jean-Marc Nkongolo	...	Gauthier
Olivier Ntoto		...	Benjamin
Olivier Binene		...	Yemo
Lerato Dintwe-Matshogo	...	Relebogile's Mom
Clyde Baloi		...	Suspect
Bandile Mbambo		...	Dikeledi
Tebatjo Motimele	...	Radio DJ / Court Sheriff
Thabang Sarela		...	Lloyd
Nthabiseng Tlale Mojanaga..	Tech Expert 2
Smash Afrika		...	Presenter
Neo Matsunyane		...	News Reporter (as Neo Monyetsane)
Shannon Esra		...	Sandra Stein
Nosipho Khumalo		...	Serene Living Caregiver
Nqobile Hlongwane	...	Woman 1
Thato Mokoena		...	Nthabi
Byron Thanarayen	...	Doctor Pillay (as Bryon Thanarayen)
Ofentse Pule		...	Physiotherapist
Nhlanhla Mabena		...	Nurse
Phoenix Nakane		...	Doctor 1
Mkhululi Zwane		...	Cell Thug 1
Vincent Maphaule	...	Cell Thug 2
Bakwataleni Jiyane	...	Naledi
Kennedy Machaka		...	Kgalefa (as Kenny Machaka)
Thabiso Mabula		...	Woman 1
Ntombifuthi Simelane	...	Woman 2
Vusi Kunene		...	Hlophe Uncle
Ntshepiseng Ntshabeleng	...	Lab Assistant
Cyprian Mthembi		...	Farm Worker
Sihle Nzuza		...	Siboniso
 


Season 5 Cast

as
Zweli

as
Zolani

as
Lindiwe Dlamini

as
Flora

as
Kedibone Mokoena

as
Mabutho

as
Paulina

as
Khabzela

as
Dimpho

as
Detective Tshabalala

as
Nomhle

as
Veronica

as
Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)

as
Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau

as
Sandra Stein

as
Pastor Mdluli

as
Emma

as
Doctor

as
Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)

as
Mavusana

as
Zungazi

as
Zodwa

as
Police Captain (as Chukudu Manaka)

as
Philani

as
Kgopolo Mabona

as
Uncle Moses

as
Kidnapper Boss

as
Bank Manager / Wilson

as
Bukhosi

as
Lekau (as Katleho Sinivasin)

as
Doctor Zikala

as
Nolwazi

as
Mpendulo (as John Lata)

as
Lerumo (as Cornet Mamabulo)

as
Presenter

as
News Reporter (as Neo Monyetsane)

as
Hlophe Uncle

as
Nomafu

as
Mlilo

as
Nomonde


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