ACTORS LEAVING THE TELENOVELA
Actress Tango Ncetezo, who’s been playing Paulina since season one is the third star to exit after entertainment commentator Phil Mphela announced that multi-award-winning actor Lawrence Maleka and Hlomla Dandala, who play Zolani and Zweli in The River have also bid farewell to the telenovela.
“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.”
“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. ”