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Matwetwe (Wizard) is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives. Over the course of one action ... See full summary »

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Kagiso Lediga

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Kagiso Lediga
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Credited cast:
Sibusiso Khwinana Sibusiso Khwinana ... Lefa
Tebatso Mashishi Tebatso Mashishi ... Papi
Otto Nobela Otto Nobela ... Nkwebe
Mimi Mamabolo Mimi Mamabolo ... Meisie
Maurice Matyutyu Maurice Matyutyu ... S'tlotlwane
Kefilwe Mello Kefilwe Mello ... Lady Chorus
Bugzito Seagiso Bugzito Seagiso ... Old Man Chorus
Luzuko Sotshononda Luzuko Sotshononda ... Young Man Chorus
Kg Mokgadi Kg Mokgadi ... Billy Mathabathe (as Kagiso 'KG' Mokgadi)
Sphumuzo Sidzumo Sphumuzo Sidzumo ... Borotho
Masello Motana Masello Motana ... Ziphora
Thapelo Tips Seemise Thapelo Tips Seemise ... Randy Mareka (as Thapelo 'Tips" Seemise)
Anastasia Augustus Anastasia Augustus ... Agness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lungile Cindi Lungile Cindi ... Les
Mbeko Cindi Mbeko Cindi ... Moshe
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Matwetwe (Wizard) is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives. Over the course of one action packed New Years Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a king pin gangster and his violent minions, get the girl and ultimately save their lives in this hilarious and sometimes very serious escapade.

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Sadly, Sibusiso Khwinana (Lefa), was fatally stabbed by robbers when he and Tebatso Mashishi (Papi) were robbed outside a Pretoria cinema complex in March 2019. The State Theatre, where Kagiso Lediga secretly auditioned him and most of the cast, has named one of its theatres after him; The Sibusiso Khwinana Theatre. The State Theatre is in Pretoria. See more »

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A great south African story
10 February 2019 | by mamadimo1See all my reviews

Enjoyed every piece of it. The choice of background music as well, unexpected, unpredictable. Perfect, from start to finish.


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Country:

South Africa

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (South Africa) See more »

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$463,380
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Diprente Films See more »
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