Just weeks after leaving thousands of fans devastated by her decision to leave Muvhango, Dlathu is back on the scene.

According to a Sunday World report, Dlathu has landed the lead role in a new series called The River. 

Details at this stage are a little thin as the production team works to finalise details, but it is understood that filming for the show is already underway.

“Look, we are still tying up loose ends, but we should be able to give details early next month after all parties have been informed about the publicity date,” scriptwriter Phathu Makwarela was quoted saying in the report.

Dlathu previously said that leaving Muvhango and the character, Thandaza Mokoena, she had played for two decades was one of the hardest things she’s had to do, but a necessary move if she wanted to grow in her career.

Muvhango has been more than a job to me, it has been my life for 20 years and I’ve loved and cherished every single moment of playing Thandaza. After 20 years I’ve decided to give the Thandaza character a break in order for me to grow as an artist, venture out to explore new opportunities and discover what I can do as an actress and as a human being,” she said.