- Legendary music producer Chicco Twala plans to ruffle some feathers with a new movie inspired by a prominent political figure
- The movie's main characters will be young children who will be acting in the film about a disgruntled rubble collector
- Chicco told Briefly News he will be releasing it in January 2024, a few months ahead of the elections, to raise awareness of the alarming "corruption" in the country
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Chicco starts producing Worse Than Apartheid
According to ZiMoja, the musician created a movie to depict the life and times of Mokonyane, nicknamed Mama Action, in her circles. The title was changed from The Fall And Rise Of Mama Action.
"Nomvula is aware of the movie and has made inquiries to find out if her name has been mentioned," said Chicco.
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He told Briefly News that the movie is in partnership with an international production company, also independent from local broadcasting houses, and will be available on video streaming services after its release.
Worse Than Apartheid is not a personal attack on the ANC
The Manelo hitmaker, Chicco, made it known to Briefly News that the movie, which will be released early in 2024, is to remind South Africans to be conscious when approaching the polls of corrupt government officials, also noting that it is not a personal attack on the ANC:
"Within the ANC, we find a lot of non-corrupt officials. It is the corrput ones that must be dealt with. It is not the entire ANC that is corrupt. That must be clarified," said Chicco.
Chicco Twala wants Worse Than Apartheid to create conversations
Twala said the movie is about a disgruntled rubble collector who blames failures on Mokonyane and her colleagues, guaranteed to create a dialogue. He told ZiMoja that people must start talking about corruption openly:
"Together with my co-producers, we decided to change the name so we could release the film internationally and also take it to film festivals.
"Rest assured, I didn't defame anyone in the movie," he added.
Sonia Mbele Films to allegedly produce the life of Thabo Bester
In more entertainment stories on Briefly News, the executive producer of the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Sonia Mbele, is rumoured to have signed a deal with escape-convict Thabo Bester and his girlfriend, disgraced aesthetic doctor Nandipha Magudumana.
Sonia allegedly competed with an American production company to tell the couple's love story and their prison break. Briefly News spoke to Mbele's spokesperson to learn more about the documentary.
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Source: Briefly News