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Lead Actor of ‘Matwetwe’ Sibusiso Khwinana has Passed Away

The young up-and-coming actor was just 25-years-old.

Matwetwe, the South African comedy that has taken cinemas by storm, has suffered a heavy blow. One of the film's lead actors, Sibusiso Khwinana, who plays the role of the shy botany-whizz Lefa, has passed away.


Khwinana was stabbed to death in an attempted robbery where the perpetrator sought to steal the young man's cellphone - a senseless crime. Tributes have since been pouring in on social media. The film's producers, DJ Black Coffee and comedian and actor Kagiso Lediga, have since confirmed Khwinana's passing away.

South Africans are shocked and understandably so. Both Khwinana and his co-star Tebatso Mashishi, who plays the role of the extroverted and street-smart Papi, were in the midst of promoting the film on television, radio and social media.

Khwinana, for whom Matwetwe was his first major debut role, was a promising talent and it is with tremendous sadness and disbelief that we bid him farewell at such a young age.

Rest in power young king.

READ: 'Matwetwe' Captures The Essence of South African Life Without Conforming to the Hollywood Gaze








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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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