The SAFTA award for Best Actress – Telenovela goes to Sindi Dlathu.

The SAFTA award for Best Actress – Telenovela goes to Sindi Dlathu.

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While the most important night for Mzansi’s film and tv fraternity was in need of the normal red-carpet moment, it had been an unforgettable one nonetheless.

The 15th annual South African Film and tv Awards (Saftas) were held during a virtual ceremony broadcast on SABC 3 and DSTV’s Mzansi Magic on Saturday night.

Sindi Dlathu, who plays ‘Lindiwe Dlamini’ on ‘The River’, was crowned best actress during a telenovela for the second year during a row.

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While the late legendary actor Menzi Ngubane was honoured with the simplest actor during a telenovela, for his role of ‘Judas Ngwenya’ in ‘Isibaya’.

Other big wins on the night include ‘Rhythm City’ which scooped the simplest TV soap award, while legacy won best telenovela.