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Things are getting heated on the 1Magic telenovela The River. If the past week is anything to go by, we can only imagine what’s in store in the week ahead. There was shock, curiosity, excitement and loads of drama, of course. Here’s what had viewers on an emotional rollercoaster.

Sheree Jacobson is playing a dangerous game

Sheree and Zweli find their way into each other’s arms. #TheRiver1Magic

152 Likes, 35 Comments – 1 Magic (@1magictv) on Instagram: “Sheree and Zweli find their way into each other’s arms. #TheRiver1Magic”

Renowned South African actress Renate Stuurman, who also stars in Unmarried, recently made her debut as Sheree Jacobson on The River. While there was a lot of excitement around her joining the stellar cast, some viewers already have a love-hate relationship with her character.

Sheree works for mining magnate Lindiwe Dlamini. Her boss invited Sheree to live with her family, but no one was ready for Sheree and her seductive ways. While Lindiwe is away for a while, Sheree has made it her mission to break up the Dlamini marriage, even going as far as drugging Zweli (Lindiwe’s husband). Although Zweli made it clear he no longer wants her in his home, Sheree just doesn’t seem to get it and is determined to stay. Now, the question on viewers’ minds is: When is Lindiwe coming back? She better return before her marriage falls apart.

Warren Masemola joins the cast

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Then there were three #TheRiver1Magic

There was nothing but joy after award-winning actor Warren Masemola made his debut on the telenovela on Friday evening. The award-winning actor, who nails every role he plays, stars as Oupa Manamela on the show. You know it’s going to get interesting when you see Warren on TV. Add the fact that Oupa’s fresh out of prison and is friends with Cobra. Can you smell trouble? We cannot wait to what twists and turns his character will bring to the show and we’ll definitely be glued to our screens.

Will Walter get a second chance?

Since the day he was introduced to viewers, Walter was fighting to have his name cleared. He served more than 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Imagine being wrongfully accused and not being able to do anything about it? But, as they say, there’s always a silver lining.

Last week, Walter finally received some good news as he was told that his criminal record had been expunged. Now he can move on with his life, right? Not so fast. Viewers watched as a sad Walter told Malefu how his job didn’t go as well as he had hoped. Although his name has been cleared, the fact that he spent 15 years in prison will follow him for the rest of his life. Will Walter ever get a second chance? Only time will tell.

Keep up with Walter, Sheree and Oupa on The River now streaming on Showmax. New episodes air 15 minutes after the TV broadcast and all previous episodes are available to binge-watch.

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