It looks like The River has replaced actress Larona Moagi who played the role of Tumi Mokoena with Linda Mtoba who plays the role of Nomonde Dikana. Actress Linda Mtoba reprised her role this season when her step-mother Lindiwe Dikana whom she’s never gotten along with surprisingly asked her to come back.
The two are getting along for the first time since the show debuted. Lindiwe even agreed to let Nomonde work alongside her at the mine just like her late daughter Tumi. She is treating Nomonde like a daughter since she lost both Mbali and Tumi and has no daughters left.
This wasn’t the only surprising thing that happened though.
Nomonde is now dating Tumi Mokoena’s husband Mabutho. Mabutho is pretending to be a successful businessman who runs a multi-million dollar empire.
He’s hiding his true identity from Nomonde because he doesn’t think she will like the real him. Mabutho is a poor miner who lives in the township of Refilwe.
The pair will eventually bump into each other at the mine and Nomonde will discover who he really is.Nomonde will become his boss; he doesn’t even have a car or owns any businesses.
The juiciest reaction will be when Lindiwe discovers that Nomonde is dating her former son-in-law. How will Mabutho get himself out of this tricky situation and will Nomonde forgive him and accept him for who he is?
She’s fallen in love with him and even hinted at the idea of marrying him to her brother Andile Dikana.
Nomonde also briefly dated Lindani who was Mabutho’s cousin.
So Nomonde is sleeping with her late step-sister’s husband and Mabutho is sleeping with his dead cousin’s ex-girlfriend who so happens to be his dead wife’s step-sister.
Has the show run out of ideas?
Check out some reactions from fans on social media.
I’m obsessed with #TheRiver1Magic but this show will test your common sense hey
So, Nomonde, a savvy girl who has dribbled a whole Arab prince or something. A girl who knows the game, can’t pick up the Mabutho is a scam?
Since when did Nomonde become Zweli 2.0?
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 15, 2021
— Nomonde Nkosi (@NomondeNkos) July 14, 2021
Mabutho is doing this for the whole of Refilwe and they are going to make sure that he comes correct! #TheRiver1Magic
— 1Magic (@1MagicTV) July 14, 2021
Guys this episode was not written by a sober person. How is it that Charlie doesn’t know Nomonde when she used to go to Refilwe and dated Lindani at some point? Like really guys?
— Ds Thapelo Liphoko (@RevTapsLiphoko) July 14, 2021