Actress Leleti Khumalo Shares Her Sarafina Experience On Youth Day
As South Africa celebrates Youth Day, one of the most memories is the Sarafina a movie including veteran actress Leleti Khumalo. The award-winning actress has shared out on 16 June reflecting on Sarafina.
Leleti Khumalo has called for the same level of education for all schools including those in townships and suburbs. The veteran actress was speaking out reflecting on the 28 years since the release of hit Mzansi movie titled Sarafina.
“The struggle will never end until we get the same level of education for all”: Expert actress Leleti Khumalo believes so. The Sarafina star said the development in the struggle for equality in education has been nominal since the film was released in 1992. Most Mzansi peeps will be watching the film on Tuesday in memorials of June 16, 1976.
The story of the musical drama film centers on learners involved in the Soweto rising in opposition to the putting into practice of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools and Bantu education. The Imbewu actress told IOL that being part of such an iconic play was amazing because Sarafina was not just a South African story.
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“It is very important to tell stories that people can relate to and stories that mean something to people. It was a given that Sarafina had to be this successful because it was talking about what was happening then. People can relate to the story, they went through it – they know exactly what the movie is about.” Leleti said that the country was still fighting for equal education back then and it would continue to be a battle until someone do something.