Linda MToba, Actress of the River, adding tea to her life and her encounters on Facebook

Linda MToba, Actress of the River, adding tea to her life and her encounters on Facebook


Linda MToba, Actress of the River, adding tea to her life and her encounters on Facebook

SHE’S manipulative, conniving and her family has almost had enough of her. But she isn’t going anywhere, regardless of what proportion pushback she faces, especially from the family matriarch, who can’t stand her.

Actress Linda Mtoba (28) has made a dramatic return to her role as Nomonde, the not-so-innocent daughter of Zweli Dikana, played by Hlomla Dandala, on The River.

This comes after she took almost a year off the TV to possess to her baby. When she left, she’d been the much-loved Zama Ngwenya on Isibaya.

Now she’s back and rattling cages on The River.

“It was a transition I needed. I even have been given the chance to grow with my characters. Zama was sweet and Nomonde is extremely manipulative and being given such a personality, I’m really grateful because meaning they believe my capabilities,” she tells Move!.


She’s known for keeping her personal life private. The television star welcomed a daughter in October last year and has barely recently introduced “Baby Bean”, as she calls her, to her fans.

Making the choice to point out her baby to the planet was tough. “I cried the primary time I made a decision to share her pictures. I wanted to tug out numerous times,” she says. “I couldn’t even sleep, because social media is so mean. I can take it once they are mean to me, but to not my child.”

But they loved her and now Baby Bean has her own social media page.

Linda MToba, Actress of the River, adding tea to her life and her encounters on Facebook
“People wanted to ascertain more of her, that’s why I started an Instagram page for her because not all my followers have an interest in baby stuff. and that I guess as a content creator I do know the business side of social media.”

She had shared such a lot of her pregnancy with fans that she feels it’s only fair to share glimpses of Baby Bean too. She loves being a mom, she tells us. “Being a mom has been the one thing that comes naturally to me. Out of all the items I even have done, it’s a bit like breathing,” she says.

“And she is such a simple baby. Having a simple child has made motherhood very easy on behalf of me .”

Getting help from her husband and mom, Celine Manitoba (48), has helped her adjust well into her new role as mom. “Having my mom around has honestly been the simplest gift and my husband is so supportive. I don’t want to celebrate a fish for swimming, but he really goes over and above to form sure that I’m comfortable also .”

The actress says being a mom has helped her understand what it means to like someone together with her whole heart. “I love my husband, my mom, and my family such a lot. But I even have never known a love like this. I even have always known and understood that my mom loved me, but I never understood exactly what proportion, until I had to experience it for myself, Kanti ukuthanda umuntu Ku

nje, and that I am like, ‘Oh my gosh loving someone is like this’,” she says.

“I stay awake all night praying until I cry because I ask God to guard her and keep her safe. Baby Bean is the likeness of her father. She is such a cheerful child, always smiling and she or he loves people. She is learning the way to walk and stand now and she or he is grabbing onto everything, nothing is safe during this house, not even us,” she laughs.


Because she hasn’t officially debuted her husband on social media, she’s affectionately referred to as Mrs. Husband. they only celebrated their third anniversary.

“God has really been so good, three years later and it’s three folks now and that we are together for nine years,” she says.

The pair meet at a club when Linda was 19-years-old. “It’s a really joke. We saw one another at a club and didn’t talk. Two months later he inboxed me on Facebook.”

The two started chatting then dating. “He stayed in Cape Town and once we started dating he came to ascertain me in Durban,” she recalls.

Linda MToba, Actress of the River, adding tea to her life and her encounters on Facebook
Even though they had laid eyes on one another before, Linda had long forgotten she’d once seen him during a club.

“We went out and later that day while we were chatting, he told me he felt he had met me somewhere before. I used to be like, ‘No man, it’s because we’ve been talking for the longest time’. And later, he asked if I used to be during a club that other night, two months back, and as soon as he said that, I just saw him,” she says.

“It’s very strange how we didn’t exchange numbers, but somewhere, somehow the universe brought us back together.” Being married is great, she says. “Marriage has been amazing, it’s like dating but with aroma,” she laughs. “My husband has been the foremost consistent person in my life and that I really, really appreciate that about him. he’s kind, caring, and has empathy which is basically important [to me] in marriage, well to possess a partner like that honestly.”

He makes it easy for her to balance it all. “We talk all day, we text and that we call, and he comes back for lunch sometimes,” she says.

“Bean goes to bed at 7:30 pm and from that point, it’s just us, we have a pleasant meal together and watch series together. which is what we do most weekends.”


As much as Linda loves being a mom and a wife, she also loves being an actress. Making a splash on The River for her comeback was great. “I was frightened of leaving my child and felt selfish for eager to return to the figure . But I really like my job and that I also wanted to travel back to doing things on behalf of me, aside from being a mom,” she says.

“My husband told me, ‘No love, I would like you to travel back to figure because it causes you to happy, and everyone I would like maybe a happy wife . . . I don’t want you to seem back years from now, and desire you were held back by having a child’.”

She also feared how she would be received by The River viewers, but she needn’t have worried. “Everyone has been so kind, supportive, and reassuring, bekufana nokubuyela khaya (it was like returning home).”