Actress Sindi Dlathu returned to TV screens on Monday in a fresh new role on a new drama series The River, three months after she announced her exit from Muvhango.

Fans were left shook by her announcement because she was on the soapie for 20 years and it came as a major surprise.

The One Magic telenovela debuted this week to acclaim from fans who were especially excited to see Sindi in a different role to Thandaza Moekoena (her Muvhango character).

She made an immediate impact on the screens, killing off Don Mlangeni-Nawa’s character.

Fans were quick to draw comparisons between her character and Connie Ferguson’s Harriet on The Queen.

Celebs including Somizi, Boity and Lockdown’s Zola Nombona all joined the chorus of praise for Sindi and the show.

However, many Twitter fans were disappointed that the show was broadcast on DStv and not free-to-air channels.

Times Live