South African actors want to stop Jennifer Hudson playing Nelson Mandela’s wife, reports said Monday.,
efforts to develop the national film
“It can’t happen that we want to develop our own
the union’s president Mabutho Sithole said in The Citizen newspaper.
“This decision must be reversed, it must be stopped now,” union secretary general Oupa Lebogo said in
The Times. “If the matter doesn’t come up for discussion, we will push for a
moratorium to be placed on the film.”
The film will be directed by
Roodt, whose films include “Cry, The Beloved Country” and “Sarafina.”
Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for her husband’s release during his
27-year imprisonment in the apartheid era. She separated from Nelson Mandela in 1992, two years after he was out of prison.
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