List of actors who got fired from The River for their scandals
List of actors who got fired from The River for their scandals

The River’s showrunners have fired several actors from the drama series because of their scandals. Does the list have interesting names? What could have gone wrong?

In recent seasons Mzansi Magic’s drama series The River has fast become one of Mzansi’s finest thanks to its exciting storyline and starstudded cast. However, the drama series has seen itself trending for the wrong reasons. Here is a list of actors who got fired from The River for their scandals.

Motshidi Moshekgwa

She was once reported as one of the most troublesome actresses to work with. Despite that being said, she is a seasoned actress we all love to hate on small screens. However, she was shown the exit door at The River because of her arrogance.

Motshidi Motshekgwa played the character of  Malefu Mokoena. Rumour has it that she made her on-screen character daughter (Tumi Mokoena) a living hell. Apart from that, she constantly changed the script to suit her storyline. At some point, she even exchanged words with the drama series co-creator, Gywdion.

However, the actress even wanted a change in the plot after his on-screen husband died. The seasoned actress even worsened things when she demanded a hefty payout for her services because of her experience. In the mix of things, they didn’t renew her contract for season 2; they just shoved it. An email was mailed to her citing that the show was cancelling her character.

Actors who got fired from The River for their scandals

Jet Novuka

He was a sacrificial lamb despite having his foes too. The showrunners fired him in the wake of Malefu’s exit. On The River, he starred as Walter, who happened to be Malefu’s husband.

The exit of Malefu also meant that he was being axed too. In the mix of things, he was fired for that and because of his attitude towards fellow casts. However, the showrunners once tried to save his character with another storyline, but it didn’t work out as they hoped for.

Zenzo Nqobe

He was a blast from the past. His duo with Cobra reminded us of the award-winning movie Tsotsi. On The River, he starred as Percy. He was once committed as the best supporting actor. He’s thrust into the limelight came when he bagged a gig on Rhythm City.

However, on the now canned show, he was fired for inconsistency. He was fired from The River because he was unreliable.