Hitchcock’s Rear Window, but on the Cape Flats
Since her debut on The River, we’ve realised how much we’ve missed Brenda Ngxoli on our TV screens. Her magnetic talent creates magic whenever the cameras start rolling, and it’s awesome.
Brenda Ngxoli’s love for her craft is probably the main reason so many viewers have enjoyed watching The River since her return to the drama series recently.
She plays the role of Dambisa Dikana, sister of Zwelethu Dikana. Her memorable debut in December last year had viewers overjoyed with the way she portrays the extremely dramatic Dambisa.
Although The River has had a consistently entertaining storyline, Brenda’s return to the show has given the plot an extra va-va-voom as Dambisa’s quest to destroy Lindiwe proved to be unsuccessful.
Dambisa, who has a serious grudge against Lindiwe, did the unspeakable when she spoke to the media about Lindiwe’s pending murder trial, and convinced them that Lindiwe was guilty.
She then added insult to injury by spray-painting the word “Murderer” across the Dikanas’ front gate for the entire public and media to see.
Angered by Dambisa’s spiteful actions, Lindiwe threatened her with a chainsaw, a scene that had many viewers howling with laughter as Dambisa changed from playing the super-bitch to squirming for mercy.
Brenda only makes an occasional appearance on The River, but such a performance deserves not only a standing ovation, but maybe even a permanent position on the telenovela. After all, she’s not just any actress: she’s an International Emmy nominee, a seven-time SAFTA nominee and the winner of two SAFTAs.
Here are some interesting facts about Brenda Ngxoli you may not know.