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‘The River’ stars Lawrence Maleka and Zenokuhle Maseko. Image via Twitter @ZimojaL

‘We aren’t married’: Lawrence on his relationship with Zenokuhle

Former ‘The River’ actor Lawrence Maleka sets the record straight on his relationship with ‘The Estate’ actress Zenokuhle Maseko.

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‘The River’ stars Lawrence Maleka and Zenokuhle Maseko. Image via Twitter @ZimojaL

The award-winning actor Lawrence Maleka, who exited The River as Zolani addressed rumours that he’s married to The Estate actress Zenokuhle Maseko, who played Mbali in the canned 1Magic telenovela. 

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There Big Brother Titans host Lawrence Maleka, who’s known for his role as Zolani in The River rubbished claims that he’s married to The Estate actress Zenokuhle Maseko. 

The actors who played siblings in the 1Magic telenovela have been reported to have been married, according to Zimoja.

“Can I just clarify something, whilst we are here? Zenokuhle Maseko is not only talented, but you expect her to not put in the effort, you expect her not to show up because there is a stigma around being pretty. For me, Zeno is extremely gifted, and to dismiss her and any actress as just being pretty is a very big insult.”

“Zeno got to grow, and I got to grow with her. She has been amazing to watch, and I am extremely proud of her every single day.”

“We are not married. Zeno is my actual baby cousin. We are not married. I just want to acknowledge her and let people know for the rumours to stop.” 

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Actress Zenokuhle Maseko played the character of Mbali Dikana for three seasons in The River, while Lawrence Maseko played Zolani Dlamini for five seasons. 

Maseko joined S3’s telenovela The Estate as Sindi Phakathwayo after her character Mbali got killed in the 1Magic telenovela.  

Her character was Lindiwe Dikana’s (Sindi Dlathu) youngest child, who died after a car accident planned by her half-sister Tumi Mokoena-Dikana (Larona Moagi). 

The South African reported that the award-winning telenovela The River is filming its sixth, final season after five years on TV.

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