Is Mabutho Leaving The River? Where Is Thembinkosi Mthembu Now?

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Mabutho is speculated to leave The River following the latest episode where he was caught and aimed at by a gun by Lindiwe.

Mabutho is a fictional character played by Thembinkosi Mthembu.

The Durban University of Technology alum is a fast-rising South African actor who enjoyed fame and nationwide recognition for his portrayal as Mabutho on Mzansi 1 Magic hit soapie The River.

Mabutho recently gained attention after confessing to being the culprit in the face of a gun and after being confronted. In that scene, he was at the end of the cliff.

Is Mabutho Leaving The River? 

Fans are predicting that the character Mabutho is leaving The River after seeing the scene where he was targeted with a gun.

The drama has left the audience on a cliffhanger after letting the remaining episode to the audience's imagination. After being aimed at by a gun for stealing diamonds from the owner, the drama ended without letting the viewers know whether Mabutho is alive or dead. With such an end, many of the drama viewers felt that the actor is perhaps leaving the show and this is how the drama wants to bid farewell to this amazing character.

Some of the online users have commented that Mabutho might make a comeback and join the new Family that will be Lindiwe’s rivals, make money and kill someone. Likewise, another theory found on Twitter is he would be alive since he's getting married in 2023.

Other users even found it hard to believe the scene of Mabutho being targeted and wrote that Mabutho might be dreaming. Another internet user noted that the scene is a throwback of 1 year back, which got shown at the beginning of the season.

Where Is Thembinkosi Mthembu Now? Is He Sick?

Thembinkosi Mthembu is now in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and is originally from Kwandengezi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

From his latest Facebook posts, he shared a picture of slippers, sharing the information on Emtwini Website. It's kinda like he did a promotion for South African clothing or flops line store, a new business that was invented in 2022, where potential customers order and buy Summer flops. The actor also let his followers know about Emtwini, which focuses on innovation and excellence.

Some also made assumptions that Thembinkosi Mthembu probably might be sick and that's why he perhaps is taking a break from the series.

Mabutho (Thembinkosi Mthembu) Wikipedia And Age 

According to Wikipedia, Mabutho's portrayer Thembinkosi Mthembu was previously a dancer and is a father to a daughter.

He moved to City of Gold in Johannesburg to pursue an acting career after acquiring his diploma degree. Afterward, he worked as a dancer at Checkers and Cell C.

Thembinkosi Mthembu is aged 27 years old as of May 2022. The famed actor was born in the year 1994 and his birthday falls on the 31st of July 31.

Mabutho Story

In the last episode of The River, Mabutho explained in his defense that he stole the diamonds because he was born poor.

And, he wants to end that situation of poverty in his life. The after-story has led the viewers to assume the drama developments on their own.

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