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The River Cast Real Name & Stage Name For Season 1, 2, 3, 4 (2021)

The River is a South African television series that bears the same name as a couple of other movies, including one directed by Jim Renoir in 1951 (United States, romance drama) and another directed by Robert Dillon (United States, 1984), but with a markedly different storyline.

The River Creator

Created by Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, South Africa’s The River tells the old tale of how a blessing can actually turn into a curse when greed and personal interests intrude, leading to a world of discord, betrayal, and death.

The River Producer

An M-Net original series, The River was produced by Tshedza Pictures for 1Magic, a entertainment subscription channel, but it’s now showing on another South African subscription service, Naspers’ Showmax.

The River Seasons

The River has run for three seasons, with a fourth season currently running and a new episode expected to air today 23 June. Given the suspense and chill drama that characterized past seasons and episodes of the series, expectations are high regarding today’s episode which airs at 8 p.m.

The first season of the soaraway series aired on 29 January 2018. Other seasons have followed, holding South Africa in suspense, with core fans impatient to see more episodes.

In the first season, viewers were exposed to the strong-willed Lindiwe Dlamini (lead character), Zolani, Malefu, Cobra, Itumeland and Thato, among others.

The River Teasers

In the first season, viewers got to see that a woman can have as much power, iron will and cunning as any man out there – as exemplified by the Lindiwe character (played by Sindi Dlathu).  Lindiwe’s mine ( Diamonds) was about to go bankrupt when Thato Mokoena, a foreman, discovered a diamond worth about $45 million while fishing in a river running through Refilwe township.

Lindiwe murdered Mokoena, moving the diamond to her mine for miners to discover.

Mokoena’s wife Malefu struggled to raise her children, including her adopted daughter Tumi, following her husband’s murder.

Tumi married Lindiwe’s nephew Zolani and moved into the Lindiwe household. Zolani would reveal to Tumi later that Lindiwe killed Thato Mokoena, Tumi’s surrogate father, leading to their divorce.

Along the line, Tumi discovered that Lindiwe is her biological mother. But at the time of the discovery, Lindiwe was out of the picture. Trying to find Lindiwe, Tumi was kidnapped and buried alive.

In the second season of the series, Tumi’s boyfriend Lindani rescued her. Tumi had thereafter initiated a murder case against Lindiwe, who still maintains a leading role. Things took a dramatic turn when Tumi herself became a prime suspect in the attempted murder of Lindiwe.

Lindiwe had thereafter filed charges against Tumi, describing her in court as an agent of white monopoly out to destroy her and her company.

Season 3 of The River premiered on 27 January 2020 with old characters as well as a sprinkling of new ones. In this season, which is markedly revelatory, Mohumi, an ex of Lindiwe’s, popped on the scene determined to exact revenge from Lindiwe for betraying him as well as for killing Thato Mokoena in the first season.

Mohumi and his forces held Lindiwe and her family hostage. However, when he wanted to kill Tumi, Lindiwe revealed that he, Mohumi, is actually Tumi’s father. Not Thato Mokoena, the foreman she murdered in the first season of the flick…

The 4th season of  The River began in June this year, with the 98th episode premiering  today 23 June at 8 p.m. Determined not to ruin much of the suspense, 1Magic could only volunteer passing detail on the season and episode (89).

According to 1Magic, while Lindiwe sought help she didn’t really need, Cobra and Kedibone struggled to trust Morena. In the intervening episodes, Lindiwe, who had kept a brave face all along, struggled to maintain the same.

Season 1

NO

Real Name

Stage Name

1 Presley Chweneyagae Cobra
2 Moshidi Motshegwa Malefu
3 Hlomla Dandala Zweli
4 Lawrence Maleka Zolani
5 Lunga Shabalala Lindani
6 Larona Moagi Itumeleng
7 Sindi Dlathu Lindiwe Dlamini
8 Don Mlangeni Nawa Thato
9 Tinah Mnumzana Flora
10 Tango Ncetezo Paulina
11 Thapelo Sebogodi Khabzela
12 Matshepo Sekgopi Dimpho
13 Edmund Ngema Detective (as Thokozani Edmund
14 Ngema)
15 Themba Nofemele Detective
16 Ngiba Lab Technician
17 Chuck Shisana Detective Tshabalala
18 Thulane Kubheka Pastor
19 Thoko Ntshinga Nomhle
20 Ferry Jele Veronica
21 Zenzo Ngqobe Percy
22 Siyabonga Sepotokele Njabulo (as Sepotokele)
23 Lekoane Phasumane Luzuko
24 Nomsa Buthelezi Wedding Planner
25 Siyasanga Kobese Social Worker
26 Mambi Mrs Sibiya
27 Refilwe Modiselle Wedding Planner Assistant
28 Maduvha Madima Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau
29 Renate Stuurman Sheree Jacobson
30 Charles Baloyi Shakes
31 Oupa
32 Sana Mchunu Matilda (as Sannah Mcunu)
33 Shannon Esra Sandra Stein
34 Kirsten Mohamed Kim
35 Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Uncle Sechaba
36 Gert-Johan Coetzee Gert-Johan Coetzee
37 Thabo Malema Ten Ten
38 K Naomi Wedding Planner
39 Thulani Didi Polony
40 Kere Nyawo Vetkoek
41 Sheena Deepnarain Journalist (as Sheena Deepnarian)
42 Harriet Khoza
43 Simo Magwaza Skhumbuzo
44 Nokuthula Ledwaba Angel
45 Brenda Ngxoli Dambisa
46 David Mohloki Union Leader
47 TK Sebothoma Happy
48 Kennedy Stab Goliath
49 T.J. Mokhuane Tshepo
50 Anele Zondo Faith
51 Zenokuhle Maseko
52 Maxx Moticoe TJ
53 Pfarelo Mulondo Litha (as Pharelo Mulondo)

Season 2

NO

Real Name

Stage Name

1 Presley Chweneyagae Cobra
2 Moshidi Motshegwa Malefu
3 Hlomla Dandala Zweli
4 Lawrence Maleka Zolani
5 Lunga Shabalala Lindani
6 Larona Moagi Itumeleng
7 Sindi Dlathu Lindiwe Dlamini
8 Tinah Mnumzana Flora
9 Tango Ncetezo Paulina
10 Thapelo Sebogodi Khabzela
11 Matshepo Sekgopi Dimpho
12 Chuck Shisana Detective Tshabalala
13 Thoko Ntshinga Nomhle
14 Ferry Jele Veronica
15 Zenzo Ngqobe Percy
16 Siyabonga Sepotokele Njabulo (as Sepotokele)
17 Maduvha Madima Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau
18 Oupa
19 Kirsten Mohamed Kim
20 Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Uncle Sechaba
21 Thabo Malema Ten Ten
22 Nokuthula Ledwaba Angel
23 Brenda Ngxoli Dambisa
24 David Mohloki Union Leader
25 Neo Mothopeng Surgeon
26 Nthabi Thomas Reporter 1
27 Winnie Ntshaba Zodwa (as Bawinile Ntshaba)
28 Masasa Mbangeni Akhona
29 Robert Whitehead Judge Christopher Knowles
30 Justin Strydom Christo
31 Mmarona Motshegoa Precious
32 Sibusiso Black Madondo Jackie (as Sbusiso Black Madondo)
33 Sana Mchunu Matilda (as Sannah Mchunu)
34 Nkanyiso Bhengu Pastor Mdluli
35 Mary-anne Barlow Gail
36 David Sherwood Priest
37 Musician
38 David Konrad Doctor
39 David James Nigel
40 Sibongile Nojila Regina
41 Sikeleiwa Vuyeleni Receptionist
42 Nolwazi Shange Minister Patience Mhlongo
43 T.J. Mokhuane Tshepo
44 Tsholofelo Matshaba Kedibone Mokoena
45 Anele Zondo Faith
46 Zenokuhle Maseko Mbali
47 Sphamandla Dhludhlu Mavusana

Season 3

NO

Real Name

Stage Name

1 Presley Chweneyagae Cobra
2 Hlomla Dandala Zweli
3 Lawrence Maleka Zolani
4 Lunga Shabalala Lindani
5 Larona Moagi Itumeleng
6 Sindi Dlathu Lindiwe Dlamini
7 Tinah Mnumzana Flora
8 Don Mlangeni Nawa Thato
9 Tango Ncetezo Paulina
10 Thapelo Sebogodi Khabzela
11 Matshepo Sekgopi Dimpho
12 Chuck Shisana Detective Tshabalala
13 Ferry Jele Veronica
14 Zenzo Ngqobe Percy
15 Siyabonga Sepotokele Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)
16 Maduvha Madima Minister Lufuno Joyful Mudau
17 Warren Masemola Oupa
18 Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Uncle Sechaba
19 Brenda Ngxoli Dambisa
20 Winnie Ntshaba Zodwa (as Bawinile Ntshaba)
21 Nkanyiso Bhengu Pastor Mdluli
22 Sibongile Nojila Regina
23 Nolwazi Shange Minister Patience Mhlongo
24 Tsholofelo Matshaba Kedibone Mokoena
25 David Sherwood Pastor
26 Themba ka-Nyathi Butcher (as Themba KaNyathi)
27 Lunathi Mampofu Emma
28 Yonda Thomas Morapedi
29 Mavuso Magabane Nsizwa (as Meshack Magabane)
30 Motlatsi Mafatshe Fose
31 Phoenix Baaitse Doctor 1
32 Tumi Masemola Bontle
33 Sam Medupe Elias
34 Dianne Simpson Marriage Counsellor
35 Nokuthula Ledwaba Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)
36 Rea Rangaka JJ
37 Seputla Sebogodi Mohumi
38 Lulu Hela Angelina’s Lawyer
39 Mothusi Magano Modiri
40 Mankoko Mokhari Modiri’s Wife
41 Thembinkosi Mthembu Mabutho
42 Zenokuhle Maseko Mbali
43 Sphamandla Dhludhlu Mavusana

Season 4

NO

Real Name

Stage Name

1 Presley Chweneyagae Cobra
2 Hlomla Dandala Zweli
3 Lawrence Maleka Zolani
4 Sindi Dlathu Lindiwe Dlamini
5 Tinah Mnumzana Flora
6 Tsholofelo Matshaba Kedibone Mokoena
7 Thembinkosi Mthembu Mabutho
8 Tango Ncetezo Paulina
9 Thapelo Sebogodi Khabzela
10 Matshepo Sekgopi Dimpho
11 Thoko Ntshinga Nomhle
12 Ferry Jele Veronica
13 Zenzo Ngqobe Percy
14 Siyabonga Sepotokele Njabulo (as Siya Sepotokele)
15 Warren Masemola Oupa
16 Nkanyiso Bhengu Pastor Mdluli
17 Tumi Masemola Bontle
18 Nokuthula Ledwaba Angelina (as Nokuthula Mavuso)
19 Seputla Sebogodi Mohumi
20 Mzwandile Ngubeni Elvis
21 Sphamandla Dhludhlu Mavusana
22 Seipati Motshwane Augustine
23 Charmaine Mtinta Zungazi
24 Antony Coleman Thomas Cullen
25 Kate Normington Cullen
26 Palesa Mocuminyane Cressida
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