Celebrated and award-winning thespian Siyabonga Thwala (Isibaya, The Republic, eHostela) will be adding another brilliant credit to his repertoire: he is set to join 1Magic’s The River in season 6. His character will make their onscreen debut on Friday, 10 February 2023.
Thwala will be playing Bangizwe Zwane, a street smart, hypermasculine ‘alpha male’ from Lindiwe Dikana’s past. Friends since childhood, he is as ruthless as she is, but far more patient and calculated.
About taking on the plum role and bringing it to life, Thwala says: “On set, you must always be prepared. You must always position yourself to do something great. There are no boring or unimportant characters. All characters have a place in the story, even if they are not the leads.”
An astute and successful businessman, Bangizwe is a man who always gets what he wants – and what he’s after is Lindiwe’s heart. How will that work out for him, and just how much is he willing to rock the boat to get it?
Catch The River – currently in season 5 – on 1Magic, DStv Channel 103, weeknights at 20:00.