Director: Mandla Dube
Screenplay: Mandla Dube, Leon Otto
Cinematographer: Tommy (Maddox) Upshaw
Cast: Thabo Andrew Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Jafta Mamabolo, Welile Nzuza, Louw Venter, Pearl Thusi
Language: English, Afrikaans, Zulu with English subtitles


It s the height of Apartheid, and Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is a nineteen year old hawker from the streets of Mamelodi. After a brutal beating at the hands of the police, he goes into exile to join the liberation movement. After undergoing military training in Angola, he is joined by friend and comrade Mondy, who, in a heated incident loses control and ends up shooting two innocent people in downtown Johannesburg. While Mondy is severely beaten and tortured, Kalushi faces a daunting trial in which the State seeks the highest punishment  death by hanging. Kalushi is a captivating drama that artfully depicts South Africa s struggle period, as well as the seeds of its contemporary student liberation movements.





The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June.

Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu to feature at 37th Durban International Film Festival

MEDIA RELEASE Kalushi, the South African feature film directed by Mandla Dube, about the life of freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu, is scheduled to be screened at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which takes place from June 16 to 26.

Wonder Boy for President

Director: John Barker Screenplay: John Barker, Milo Saloojee Cinematographer: Graham Boonzaaire Cast: Kagiso Lediga, Ntosh Madlingzi, Tony Miyambo, Thishiwe Ziqubu, lara lipschitz, loyiso Gola, John Vismas Language: English, Xhosa with English subtitles

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