Meet The Dangerous New Family Joining The River

More drama awaits us this season

By  | May 07, 2022, 09:38 AM 

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There is a new mafioso family in town on The River, and they are not here to play nice. They are the Hlophes – wealthy, excellent and very, very dangerous.

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The family is headed by the traditional patriarch Bukhosi (played by Bheki Mkhwane), who is as quick with his brain as he is with his gun. With a military past that comes in handy for his work as a heist king, he’s brash, outspoken and charming. He’s made of steel – so he’s not the one to cross.

He brings with him his younger second wife, Nomafu (played by Brenda Mhlongo). Beneath her shiny and well-groomed exterior is a tough woman who has clawed her way out of poverty. She’s a terrible stepmother but she knows how to clean money – and she’s set to become Lindiwe Dikana’s biggest rival yet.

Then there are the Hlophe sons – Mlilo (played by Vuyo Biyela) and Nkanyiso (played by Unathi Mkhize). The product of Bukhosi’s first marriage, they have a strained relationship with their father, but he wants them to take over the family business.

Mlilo is nothing like his father – yet he’s everything like this father. Nkanyiso, on the other hand, is the more ambitious second born son who wants to wear the crown. Will the boys put their rivalry aside long enough for their family to continue thriving?

And finally, there’s the apple of everyone’s eye: the young daughter Khwezi (played by Tina Dlathu, real-life sister to Sindi Dlathu, who plays Lindiwe). Smart, beautiful, virtuous yet naïve, she joins the family business for the time being after they buy into Khanyisa Diamonds. But what happens when she finds herself in the middle of a situation that will rock both the Hlophe and Dikana families to the core?

It is safe to say the telenovela has been serving us fresh storyline ever since it premiered.  It is no stranger to topping the Twitter trends list. It's either they are praising the actors' enthralling performances or the storyline.

The show has been competing with the likes of The Queen, Uzalo and other top shows on TV. However, The Queen has been cancelled after successfully  airing for 7 years. Viewers were not happy with the storyline and ratings were dropping dramatically.

According to the channel, The show will premiere its finale 7th season in July 2022 and conclude on 13 January 2023. “As the M-Net Local Entertainment channels, we would like to applaud the producers, cast and crew of The Queen and Lingashoni for their dedication to delivering riveting storylines and award-winning content in highly contested primetime slots. We look forward to the thrills of the next 12 months as both productions draw towards their respective finales,” said Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

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