The Queen and The River’s viewership’s fluctuates all the time but it is safe to say, Mzansi loves the most drama filled telenovelas on pay TV.
The lowest paid actor of the lead cast is Thembsie Matu, who plays the character of Patronellah, she is estimated to earn between R20 000.00 to R25 000.00.
Loyiso McDonald and Zandile Msutwana who play Kagiso Khoza and Vuyiswa Maake respectively, earn R30 000.00 to R35 000.00 monthly each. This figure is speculated to be the same as Themba Ndaba, Zenande Mfenyana, and SK Khoza.
Additionally, other actors like Jessica Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo and Ntando Duma earn between R40 000.00 to R50 000.00 monthly. As expected the only person whose salary is undisclosed is lead, Connie Ferguson, who is also co-executive producer for the soapie.
Zweli Dikana played by the talented Hlomla Dandala, apparently bags R45 000 per month.
Veteran actor Presley Chweneyage who stars as Thuso ‘Cobra’ Mokoena, earns between R27 000 to R34 000 a month. He is the first son and the eldest child to Thato and Malefu. Another celebrated actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube gets paid between R25 000 to R35 000 a month
The lowest-paid actors on the show due to their experience are Tinah Mnumzana (Flora), Thapelo Sebogodi (Khabzela), and Matshepo Sekgopi (Dimpho) and their salaries range from R18 000 to R25 000 per month. Followed by Lunga Shabalala who plays Lindani, earns between R20 000 and R25 000