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The River Cast, Characters, Real Names, Episode Summary 2021

The River Cast, Characters, Real Names, Episode Summary 2021

The River is a South African drama telenovela that is dear to many viewers in South Africa and around the world. The series began airing in 2018 and has between then and 2020 shot 662 episodes. With an 8.2/10 IMDb rating, The River is a creation worth digging deeper into. This article looks into the cast, episode summary, plot, and more details about The River.

The River Plot

The story directed by Johnny Barbuzano was written by Gwydion Beynon, Makwarela Phatu, and Nelisa Ngcobo. It was produced by Candice Tennant, Bonga Percy Vilakazi, and Dulani Bardano. As a trio, they set up a scenario where two separate worlds dramatically collide. Greed and betrayal rule the worlds of wealthy businessmen and exploited township inhabitants. Love and blood bonds will be tested. 

Full Cast and Real Names

Below are the cast characters, their roles in the film, and their actual names.

Real Name Character Name
Presley Chweneyagae Thuso Mokoena
Hlomla Dandala Zweli Dikana
Sindi Dlathu Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana
Larona Moagi Itumeleng Mokoena
Thoko Ntshinga Nomhle
Tsholofelo Matshaba Kedibone Mokoena
Thapelo Sebogodi Khabzela
Masasa Mbangeni Akhona Mayisela
T.J. Mokhuane Tshepo
Shannon Esra Sandra Stein
Ferry Jele Veronica
Galaletsang Koffman Beauty
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Malome Thabiso
Lawrence Maleka Zolani Dlamini
Zenokuhle Maseko Mbali Dikana
Don Mlangeni Thato Mokoena
Tinah Mnumzana Flora
Lunga Mofokeng Andile Dikana
Matshepo Mokgopi Dimpho Mokoena
Moshidi Motshegwa Malefu Mokoena
Linda Mtoba Nomonde Dikana
Tango Ncetezo Paulina Dlomo
Thapelo Segohadi Khabzela
Lunga Shabalala Lindani Dlomo
Chuck Shisane Detective Tshabalala

The River Soundtrack

Brendan Jury is the person behind all matters of music production as used in The River series. 

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The River Rating and Reviews

Generally, the reception of the series has been very good. There are thousands of viewers on various platforms made ven more accessible with the steps taken in technology.This is proven statistically with 95% of Google users recommending it to other viewers. Some of the reviews read:

I have just finished season 1 and I found it to be world class. It is a pity that Tumi is terminated. I will comment later on season 2.”

“The best series in Mzansi by far, action drama, in another level, it keeps on your toes, you can’t stop watching once sit down, you want more… Acting is amazing 👌💯”

“The bank robbery scene was just lousy. You could have done better. From the time the guys walked across the street with guns fully exposed to the public to wasting time about petty cell phone crime. You must have seen how it is done in Hollywood. You could have improved from those.”