- Brenda Fassie's fans are going to be treated to a film about her life
- After a dispute about music rights, the film finally got the green light
- The team working on the movie is excited about having it released late in 2020
The film about the life of iconic musician Brenda Fassie is going to be released late in 2020 or early in 2021.
The crew is working hard on the movie after a dispute over music rights held up the production.
Briefly.co.za reported that after a lengthy court battle, Brenda's son, Bongani, got the go-ahead to make the film about his mother.
Sello Twala, Brenda's manager, wanted to permanently stop the movie being made, but the court dismissed his application.
Although Sello was granted a court interdict that halted the project, the Pretoria High Court dismissed his application.
Judge Nomonde Patience Mngqibisa-Thusi ruled that Sello's claims were invalid, according to TimesLIVE.
He now plans to appeal the decision and says the movie would be useless without the rights to Brenda's music that he owns.
“It doesn't affect me, it affects the producers. They need me more than I need them."
For now, the film is going ahead and the crew is excited to work on it. It is believed the issues will be ironed out eventually.
Fans of Brenda will be excited to enjoy a film about her life and career - she is admired and adored by millions.
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