KALUSHI: THE STORY OF SOLOMON MAHLANGU

By Mandla Dube

Kalushi is a true story about nineteen-year-old Solomon Mahlangu, a hawker from the streets of Mamelodi—a ghetto township outside Pretoria, South Africa. He is brutally beaten by police. Following the 1976 Soweto uprisings, Kalushi exiles himself to join the liberation movement. He returns from military training in Angola en route to his mission, where his friend and comrade Mondy loses control and shoots two innocent people on Johannesburg’s Goch Street. Mondy is severely beaten and tortured; Kalushi is forced to stand trial under the common purpose doctrine. The state seeks the highest punishment from the court: death by hanging. Kalushi has his back against the wall and uses the courtroom as a final battlefield. His sacrifice immortalizes him into a hero of the struggle and an international icon of June 16, 1976. juin 1976, connue sur la scène internationale.

Additional Information

Title

KALUSHI: THE STORY OF SOLOMON MAHLANGU

Director

Mandla Dube

Country

South Africa

Year

2017

Category

Narrative Feature Films

Duration

107'

Language

English and Vernacular with English subtitles

Actors

Thabo Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Jafta Mamabolo, Pearl Thusi, Welile Nzuza, Fumani Shilubana