Video: This is Lunga Shabalala’s last scene in #TheRiver1Magic

Video: This is Lunga Shabalala’s last scene in #TheRiver1Magic

Video: This is Lunga Shabalala's last scene in #TheRiver1Magic


It has led to tears for Lunga Shabalala’s Lindani on The River 1 Magic. After having his wife taken from right under his nose, he had now died within the hands of an equivalent man, Mabutho. Last night’s episode marked his last episode on the drama.

The actor played Lindani Dhlomo and his character’s storyline has been leading for the past few episodes. Hence the scrutiny he faced, which cause viewers to judge his acting capabilities.

Having played Lindani for over two years, he says he’s grateful for his character and therefore the role The River played in his career.

“The River was a tremendous experience and I’m grateful for the chance to be a part of such a tremendous team. I’ve definitely made friends and family for all times there,”

He has been criticized tons on the telenovela but he wasn’t fazed by the haters and remains positive. he’s looking towards greener pastures and judging by his social media, he’s already performing on another project.

Video: This is Lunga Shabalala's last scene in #TheRiver1Magic

“I can’t reveal much at this stage. But I even have another project arising, which can be revealed soon. I anticipate what God has future on behalf of me,” he told the publication.

The River is Lunga’s first acting gig since his rise to fame on the SABC 1 entertainment and variety television program, Selimathunzi. Some people would say that Lunga is nailing his role as Lindani Dhlomo on the award-winning drama series, whilst some aren’t completely convinced.

This storyline has seen Lunga be pushed to point out his acting skills and just how far he can take his talent. But everyone was impressed with Lunga’s talent with some finding it a touch painful to observe the actor, as they are doing not seem him connecting together with his emotions the maximum amount as they might like him too.

Lindani’s criticism followed him facing infidelity and heartbreak after discovering that his wife Tumi has been cheating on him together with his cousin Mabutho.

For weeks, Lindani and Tumi’s marriage had begun to crack, because the couple began to understand that they both want various things. Lindani being the straight man and wanted to maneuver out of the Dikana mansion and into his own RDP house together with his wife, well Tumi wasn’t prepared to travel away her lavish life to travel stay within the mansion to go stay in a small RDP house.

Speaking about the hate he has received throughout his acting career, he said people talked anyway but he only focused on the positive reviews.

“You can’t stop your life due to the fear of what people will say because they always have something to mention. there have been people that showed me, love, especially with the cheating storyline. I received tons of compliments from people that saw my improvement,” he said.