heart-stopping, nail-biting, gasp-for-air television is for you, then you won’t
want to miss The River
flagship telenovela of the new M-Net channel 1Magic (DStv channel 103) The
is a thrill-a-minute showstopper that balances the tightrope
between soapie and drama. It is, quite simply an impeccable story, with jaw
dropping acting, and cutting-edge production value.
series is spearheaded by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actress Sindi
Dlathu, alongside Hlomla Dandala, Don Mlangeni, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer
Larona Moagi amongst others. The River
sees two different but
interdependent worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is
populated by society’s upper crust in exquisite mansions who will go to any
lengths to maintain their wealth. The other world is inhabited by the exploited
“common folk” who constantly toil with little to show for it.
plays Lindiwe, a polished and astute mining magnate whose stilettos have
squashed anyone who dared stand in the way of her wealth. Moagi is Itumeleng,
the young character from the “poor” side of town who wants to put an end to
Lindiwe’s ruthless gluttony, often at the expense of her beloved community.
and cunning eventually collide when they cannot put their differences aside,
resulting in an endless body count. A story of ill placed love, greed, betrayal
and blood bonds. The show promises to be gripping television.
M-Net Director of Local Entertainment
channels, Reneilwe Sema commented on what viewers can expect, “The River is
just the type of drama that fans have been waiting for. The storyline combines
the allure and ruthlessness of the business world, with the raw essence of
township struggles, making for the type of storylines our viewers love. The
seasoned cast is sure to bring this intricate story to life in every episode.”
, the truth won’t remain buried forever.
– Sindi Dlathu
: The enigmatic businesswoman who has sacrificed a great
deal to become a success; and buries secrets with the same singlemindedness she
– Hlomla Dandala
: Married to Lindiwe, he completes the picture-perfect
power couple that’s revered and reviled in equal measure.
– Lawrence Maleka
: The adopted son of Lindiwe, who bites into forbidden
fruit and later witnesses a terrible tragedy.
– Don Mlangeni
: Itumeleng’s father, who meets an unexpected reckoning
that haunts his daughter, committing her to a greater cause.
– Moshidi Motshegwa
: Mother to Itumeleng, matriarch and pillar of
strength in the family and township community.
– 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.
out for a brand new telenovela The River
, starting on Monday, 29
January 2018. The series is produced by Tshedza Pictures and will premiere on
1Magic (DStv Channel 103), every week night at 8PM.
For more information, please
Public Relations Officer
Telephone: (061) 270 5103
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