One of South African television’s most polarising characters, Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana, is getting another shot at love, and her most recent wedding has been a two-day viewing event punctuated by a weekend.
On Friday, adoring viewers of The River got to see Lindiwe walk down the aisle surrounded by the beauty of a new building which was used on TV for the first time by the producers of The River.Percy Vilakazi from Tshedza Pictures shared this tidbit about the Shepstone Gardens building in a press statement about the wedding.
“The melodic sounds of Veni Cantare, a male choir, filled the air and serenaded guests as they gathered to witness the union of Lindiwe and Bangizwe Zwane.”
The badass businesswoman wore two wedding dresses, one by Sello Medupe of Scalo and the other by Antherline Couture.
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“Both designers have created intricate gowns for previous weddings on the soapie, and they never disappoint. An elegant fusion of African chic, Lindiwe’s dress comprised a corset-style bodice adorned with animal skin and a cascade of flowing white lace.”In line with the pomp and circumstance of a soapie wedding, the groom, Bangizwe, looked dapper in a tailored suit and matched the “drip” of their wedding guests, who ensured they were dressed to impress.
The wedding décor was crafted by set designer Amanda who created the look using a florist from Shepstone Gardens.
Lindiwe and Bangizwe The River
Lindiwe and Bangizwe tie the knot on 1Magic’s The River.
Photo by Mo Pixel
The Zwane Wedding on The River on 1Magic (DStv cha Bangizwe (played by Siyabonga Thwala) is described as a street-smart alpha male who is confident in who he is.
When the character joined the show, he managed a successful scrapyard business which served as a front for his illegal businesses.
In a previous interview with Drum, he described his character as someone who “was a bit rough around the edges when he was younger, had run-ins with the police, but as he matured, he perfected his craft.”
He came back into the picture to win back the love of his life after wasting an opportunity to express his feelings because he was too shy.