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Zenokuhle Maseko leaving The River paves way for new role on The Estate

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Zenokuhle Maseko starred as Mbali Dikana on 1Magic’s The River, but she was killed off and returned to the silver screen on SABC 3’s The Estate.

In 2019, Zenokuhle Maseko broke into the mainstream television acting world as Mbali Dikana on 1Magic’s The River. The character was introduced as the youngest of the Dikana clan, with parents, Zweli Dikana, played by Hlomla Dandala, and Lindiwe Dikana, played by Sindi Dlathu.

Maseko formed part of the original cast that was introduced in the first season of the award-winning telenovela. However, it was in the second season that the character’s personality and motivations were explored. In the second season, she was presented as more than just a spoilt, rich girl that has lived a protected life since birth. Instead, she was showcased as funny, snobbish but with a heart of gold, and blind to all of her mother’s faults.

However, Mbali was killed off in the dramatic season two finale. More than a year later, Maseko returned to television as Sindi Phakathwayo on SABC 3’s The Estate.

Sabelo Makhubo
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