The newly released Solomon Mahlangu biopic, Kalushi tells the gripping tale of the MK cadre, who was executed by hanging in 1979. He was arrested on charges of murder and terrorism in 1977.
Directed by first-time director, Mandla Dube and released after 9 years of conception.
702's John Robbie spoke to Thabo Rametsi, who plays the role Solomon Mahlangu in the film.
We had a whole year of delay in shooting (we ran out of budget) and for it to come out at this time is serendipitous.— Thabo Rametsi, Actor and lead in Kalushi: Solomon Mahlangu biopic
It doesn't speak of the hatred but of the nucleus of the average South African family back then. It echoes so eerily about what happened back then and is still happening now.— Thabo Rametsi, Actor and lead in Kalushi: Solomon Mahlangu biopic
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See the behind the scenes story of Kalushi here.