1 Magic has confirmed the three actors who will be joining the prestigious cast of The River on the upcoming episode which airs on Thursday, 5 November 2020. Seputla Sebogodi, Mnqobi Yazo and Segomotso Modise are the new kids on the block, taking on character who are out to seek vengeance on Queen Lindiwe!
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According to a statement from 1 Magic on Thursday, 5 November 2020, Mohumi Ditshwene will be played by legendary actor Seputla Sebogodi, who’s character has a long history with Lindiwe. Not only was he once a Khanyisa Diamonds employee during the time of Thato Mokoena, whom he was remarkably close to and admired, he also grew up with Lindiwe.
He worked his way up from the mine, to being elected foreman and later secretary of the workers’ union. His downfall at the hands of Lindiwe came when he led a complete shutdown of the mine over salary increase. His strike spread into nearby mines, affecting the whole mining industry in the region.
Lindiwe used the best skills at her disposal, manipulation and cunning, and framed Mohumi for stealing dynamite, which unbeknownst to her, was actually true. Mohumi was sentenced to 15 years in prison but he only served 10 years and was released on good behaviour. With a burning desire to undo Lindiwe’s little rosy world, and a daring plan Mohumi recruits his friends to go after her. What he doesn’t know though, is that he has more than just a shared painful childhood with Lindiwe.
Steven will be played by Mnqobi Yazo lives in Refilwe and who was also once an employee at Khanyisa Diamonds, but because he didn’t feel appreciated by the management, especially Zolani, he left the job for greener pastures, but the pastures proved to be not so green. He tried to come back but the mine was no longer hiring. This made him feel bitter and used. 1 Magic describes him as a spineless weasel who’s more of a follower than a leader but puts on a façade of a younger Mohumi.
Finally, Segomotso Modise will be playing Mad Dog a former employee of Khanyisa Diamonds and now works as a security guard at the clinic. He moonlights doing casual jobs when he is not on duty to make ends meet, which he utterly hates because he’s not a fan of hard work and believes the world owes him. So when Mohumi was released and came to him looking for an ally for his ‘Lindiwe take down’ mission, Mad Dog was more than keen, ready to have his big break from poverty by any means necessary.
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