The River, a Showmax Mzansi drama soapie is finally cancelled after five years and six seasons on television. In 2018, when the drama series first came on television, it was regarded as one of the best dramas ever to be seen on any South African Television. The River quickly became a fan favorite from season to season 4 before it lost touch with viewers when it came with it’s season 5.
Season 5 had been definitely below their standard, and fans noticed it causing a lot of talk around social media. This got into the actors’ minds, and they under performed, leading to the decision to cancel the show soon after its current season. Indeed, there will no longer be Lindiwe Dlamini or a Thuso Mokoena. Indeed, we all say thanks for the entertainment they gave to the country over five years. But what did the producers say upon cancellation of one of the country’s most popular shows?
What is said about the cancellation of The River?
Social and entertainment commentator Pil Mphela broke the news on Twitter and many fans did not know how to feel. The drama had been giving them vibes for four seasons, but now it had been a pain in the flesh, Just too difficult to follow and enjoy; fortunately, it will now be cancelled.
Phil Mphela later said that the reason for The River cancellation was that Tshedza Pictures requested season 6 to be the last season.
On his Twitter handle, Phil Mphela said:
TV: The River cancelledMnet Local Entertainment Channels has made the official announcement that the new season of #TheRiver1Magic will be its last. Season 6 of the multi-award winning telenovela starts February 6th
The River since 2018
The River tells the story of a Khanyisa Diamonds mine owner and how far she goes to protect her family and maintain her luxurious lifestyle. Lindiwe is married to State Police Commissioner Zweli Dikana, the mother of Andile, Mbali Dikana and the stepmother of Nomonde Dikana. The Dikana family lives in a mansion in Her East of Pretoria, South Africa.
The community of her Refilwe, where Khanyisa Diamonds is located, is populated by poverty-stricken residents, many of whom work in the mines. The Mokoena family, consisting of Malef Mokoena and her children Suso, Dinfo and Itumeren, live in Refilwe. Tumi, unknown to anyone but Malef, was adopted after being found as a baby in a river by her late adoptive father, Tato Mokoena.