Who is Tina Dlathu known as Khwezi Hlophe from The River?


Tina Dlathu is a South African actress and social media influencer. She is popularly known for playing the role of Khwezi Hlophe in 1Magic telenovela and drama series The River. She is also known to the public as The River actress Sindiswa Dlathu’s younger sister.

Biography Facts

Image of Tina Dlathu who plays Khwezi Hlophe from The River.
Image of Tina Dlathu who plays Khwezi Hlophe from The River.

Full name: Tina Dlathu
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 22 April 
Place of birth: South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, Influencer
TV Shows: The River
Year active: 2022 to present
Siblings: Sindi Dlathu, Zanele Sangweni

Personal life Tina Dlathu

She was born in South Africa as Tina Dlathu. She is the youngest sister of the Dlathu sisters Sindi Dlathu and Zanele Sangweni. Tina obtained her basic education and matric in some of the accredited schools in South Africa. The actress celebrates her date of birth or birthday on April 22 every year.

Pertaining religious beliefs, Tina Dlathu is a Christian. She loves quoting abd posting about God. One of her birthday gratitude posts reads as follows:

“Thankful to God Almighty for the blessing of life and the endless mercy and grace He has shown me. Thank you my love for making my day extra special even though I said I dont feel like celebrating my birthday at all this year. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I appreciate them a lot. God bless you.” She said.

Acting career of Tina Dlathu

Image of Tina Dlathu with her sister Sindi Dlathu. Tina is known as Khwezi Hlophe from The River.
Image of Tina Dlathu with her sister Sindi Dlathu. Tina is known as Khwezi Hlophe from The River.

Tina began her acting career in May 2022 when she landed a role in 1Magic and Mzansi Magic telenovela The River. In The River she plays the role of Khwezi Hlophe the youngest daughter of the Hlophe family. She joined the cast together with Imbewu: The Seed actress Brenda Mhlongo, former Isibaya actor Bheki Mkhwane, Unathi Mkhize, and Vuyo Biyela, who plays Khwezi’s brother. [ ¹]

Acting in The River means that Tina is working alongside her sister Sindi Dlathu who plays Lindiwe Dlaminu Dikana. So, when she was asked about how it felt to work with her sister, Tina explained that she was excited but on the other hand frightened or intimidated by her villainous character.

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“Intimidating, I met Lindiwe Dikana for the first time and I was literally terrified lol. I was very nervous to be honest but also excited and appreciative of the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. I was and still am a dedicated viewer of the show, I watch a lot of South African television and love our storytelling.” She said to News 24. [ ²]

Who is Khwezi Hlophe in The River

On the storyline Khwezi is the youngest of the Hlophe children, she is the smartest and most obedient child. She represents a South African born free who grew up in a traditional Zulu home with a strict father, she tells us.

Social media platforms for Tina Dlathu

Tina is on social media platform Instagram where she connects with her fans and followers. Her Instagram account has got 65 thousand followers with instahandle @tina_dlathu.

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