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The River's Thembinkosi Mthembu has always wanted to play a villain – this is how he does it so well

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Drum caught up with Thembinkosi Mthembu who plays Mabutho, the villain you love to hate on The River.
Drum caught up with Thembinkosi Mthembu who plays Mabutho, the villain you love to hate on The River.
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He is the TV villain that makes viewers swoon.

His good looks, charm and wicked ways have made South Africans fall in love with his character on The River.

Speaking to Drum, Thembinkosi Mthembu (26) says the role of Mabutho Dimba has been perfect for him because he’s always wanted to play a villain.

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