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Watch: A look into The River wrap party, actress Sindi Dlathu steals the show

Popular South African star, and multi-award-winning actress Sindi Dlathu, who is famously known for her villainous role of Lindiwe Dikana was spotted at The River’s wrap party on Thursday, 24 August. Entertainment commentator, Jabu Mcdonald took to Twitter on Thursday to share videos and pictures of the talented actress Sindi Dlathu alongside The River cast at their wrap party.

Other actors who were spotted included actress Connie Ferguson, who frequently starred in the 1Magic telenovela as Lindiwe Dikana’s friend Harriet Khoza from The Queen.

Fans also spotted actors Linda Mtoba who played Zweli Dikana’s daughter and Lindiwe’s stepdaughter Nomonde Dikana, Thembinkosi Mthembu who played Mabutho, Warren Masemola who played Oupa for four seasons.

The River wrap party

The River’s co-creator Phathu Makwarela from Tshedza Pictures production also attended the wrap up party alongside actors Tango Ncetezo who played Paulina, Zenokuhle Maseko who played Mbali, Tsholo Matshaba who plays Rakgadi, Brenda Mhlongo who played Nomafu and more stars.

Fans of the telenovela also spotted award-winning Gomora actress Sannah Mchunu, who is famously known for her role as Zodwa.


DStv confirmed earlier this year that the 1Magic telenovela The River is ending after six seasons on South African television. Co-creator Phathu Makwarela from Tshedza Pictures production confirmed the show is ending on social media.

“Join us for our last season. The farewell season.,” tweeted the award-winning producer.

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela added that the decision to end the show was at the request from Tshedza Pictures production to not do another season.

“The cancellation was a mutual agreement from the channel and producers.”

Shirley Adonisi, who is the director of local entertainment channels at Mnet confirmed the telenovela is ending after six seasons.

“At M-Net local entertainment channels we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the cast and crew of The River for a memorable five years. Their hard work, dedication, and brilliance have led to the telenovela’s success. The final season is going to be the show’s most epic one yet. The drama will be bigger and better, setting the stage for the ultimate finale.”

In other news – Jacob Zuma’s baby momma LaConco rubbishes BBL claims

Former Real Housewives of Durban star LaConco wowed social media users with her hourglass body transformation. The KwaZulu-Natal businesswoman previously opened up about having had liposuction done on her upper body a while back.


Many are however accusing her of having done a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift), and she is not happy about it. Taking to TikTok, she shared a photo of herself in the gym while slamming one app users who accused her of lying about only doing liposuction. Read More

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