'The River'

‘The River’ cast Sindi Dlathu, Siyabonga Thwala and Presley Chueneyagae. Image via Twitter @PhilMphela

CANCELLED: ‘The River’ comes to an end after six seasons

DStv has confirmed Tshedza Pictures’ telenovela ‘The River’ which airs on 1Magic is coming to an end after six seasons.

'The River'

‘The River’ cast Sindi Dlathu, Siyabonga Thwala and Presley Chueneyagae. Image via Twitter @PhilMphela

1Magic’s popular The River will not be renewed after its current sixth season. This comes after entertainment commentator Phil Mphela – confirmed that the show is being cancelled after more than five years on television.   

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1Magic’s most-watched 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 this afternoon.  

“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.”

This is after the departures of actors Tango Ncetezo, who played Paulina since season one, and multi-award-winning actor Lawrence Maleka and Hlomla Dandala, who played Zolani and Zweli respectively. 

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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.”

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