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TheRiver1Magic: Actor Lawrence Maleka(Zolani) bids farewell

FANS of The River are worried that Lawrence Maleka, who plays as Zolani, might be leaving the 1Magic telenovela.

On Friday, 22 October, Zolani said his goodbyes to his family on the show and the emotional episode left fans wondering if he is leaving for good.

Actor Lawrence Maleka
Actor Lawrence Maleka

Zolani is going to prison after assaulting Emma’s business associate, played by Lunathi Mampofu, for raping her.

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On Sunday, 24 October, Lawrence shared a photo of a letter he got from fans, asking if he is leaving.

“Hi, Sorry to bother you, but we just want to know, have you left The River? If you have, we are no longer watching it,” the letter read.

The letter invited more questions from his followers on Twitter who asked him the same question and also threatened to stop watching the show if he is leaving.

“Nam I’m waiting for the announcement ndyamyeka if you’re not there,” wrote Twitter user, D Sizani.

Another user, G Maseko wrote: “I don’t wanna threaten bad things kodwa part of me will never be satisfied without you mfana kaAunty.”

“Same here, no disrespect to the show, but if Zolani is gone, hay shame nam am gone. Thanx vah,” wrote Sivu.

The SunTeam reached out to Lawrence’s manager, Shasha Ntsoko to ask if the actor is leaving the telenovela and they said they couldn’t comment.

“Lawrence is not at liberty to comment at this stage,” she said.

In Other News:The Kingdom actor Thapelo Maropefela(Kagiso) has died

THE Kingdom actor Thapelo Maropefela has died.

The 25-year-old who played Kagiso on the SABC1 show died on Sunday, 24 October.

His sister Kamo Maropefela shared the news on social media on Sunday.

“Friends and Family, unfortunately my little brother, Thapelo, left us in the early hours of today. Please give my family and I some space to process and arrange everything. Thank you, loves,” wrote Kamo.

She did not announce the cause of death, but said he was supposed to celebrate his birthday with his family, which didn’t happen. Thapelo would’ve turned 25 on Monday, 25 October.

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Kamo wrote: “What pains me the most is he never spends his birthday at home. This year he assured my mom he was going be home for his birthday. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it. He left us on the eve of his birthday.”

On Monday, she posted photos of him to wish him a happy birthday.

“We were supposed to be celebrating your 25th birthday today, Sthape! I’m so sorry, Nana. I’m so sorry. Happy heavenly crown birthday my boy. I love you so much. I’m sorry, papa,” she wrote.


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