After a court battle, Brenda Fassie's son, Bongani, can now go ahead and make a film about the life and career of his mother. Sello Twala, Brenda's manager, wanted to permanently stop a movie being made, but the court dismissed his application.
After a drawn-out court battle, the world may finally see a biopic about the life and career of SA legend, Brenda Fassie.
Her son, Bongani, has won the lengthy court battle and promises that his mother's story will be told.
The Pretoria High Court dismissed an application by Sello "Chicco" Twala, Brenda's manager', to permanently prevent Bongani from making the movie, according to a report by TimesLIVE.
Bongani is excited to have the opportunity to let Brenda's story be heard.
I had doubts the film would happen. But I promised the nation I would make sure that my mother's story would be told.
Bongani vows to make a movie that will make South Africans proud.
It's been a long fight, but I am relieved that this fight is finally over. I never lost hope.
I want to thank SA for having hope in me and my mother's legacy. I promise to make a film that will make them proud.
However, Briefly.co.za learnt that Sello will not be giving up, and plans to appeal against the court ruling.
In February 2018, Sello did manage to get a temporary order to pause the film's production.
But now that the Pretoria court gave its ruling, there is nothing standing in the Bongani's way.
There is hope yet, as it is reported that Sello and Bongani are open to smoking the peace pipe.
Bongani feels that he could not tell his mother's story without including her manager.
I am not going to retaliate to anything he said about me. I am willing to get his consent, to include him, to show that I am a bigger man. I am open to working with him. I don't hold grudges.
If all goes well, the biopic is set to be released in 2020.
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