- Zulu Wedding just bagged two impressive awards at Pan African Film Festival
- The local film received awards for Best Picture and Best Narrative Feature
- Nondumiso Tembe played the lead role of Lungile and could not be more proud and grateful for the recognition the film is receiving
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Nondumiso Tembe did the thing! A local romantic comedy that she starred in called Zulu Wedding just bagged two impressive awards.
The stunning Los Angeles-based Mzansi actress cannot contain her pride and excitement. Seeing her country bring home two wins with a movie in which she played the lead role is something she will never forget.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Zulu Wedding received awards for Best Picture and Best Narrative Feature. The awards were given out last Sunday at the 28th Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Kelly Khumalo and Pallance Dladla also star as two main characters, Yvonne and Prince Zwelibanzi.
Lineo Sekeleoane is the person responsible for directing the award-winning film. Zulu Wedding tells the story of a Zulu woman named Lungile Sabata who leaves Mzansi to pursue her career as a dancer in America. Lungile falls in love with a man named Tex and is hit with a life-changing shock when she returns home to Mzansi with him.
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Nondumiso played the role of Lungile with pure perfection. The drama, emotion and skill she portrayed in this role is one of the reasons the movie got so much attention – she is extremely talented!
Minister Nathi Mthethwa took time to congratulate the cast of Zulu Wedding, stating that it is a moment which has made our country undeniably proud.
“An achievement such as this one makes our nation proud. Raising our flag high.”
Zulu Wedding has further been nominated for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) taking place on 28 March.
In other news, it was announced that Zulu Wedding has been adapted into a book.
The movie's director, Lineo Sekeleoane, commissioned journalist and author, Dudu Busani-Dube, to write the book version. Zulu Wedding: The Book is now available nationwide.
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