Local film, Matwetwe opened in local cinemas this past weekend.
And with the hype still at its peak, Kagiso Lediga, writer and director of the film has shared the numbers. Lediga confirmed on Twitter that over 16 000 tickets were sold over this weekend, but did not reveal how much money the film raked so far. He further revealed that more cinemas will be confirmed.
— Kagiso Lediga (@KagisoLediga) January 29, 2019
The movie is a collaborative work of Kagiso Lediga, and Black Coffee who comes as the executive producer.
Matwetwe tells a story of 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.
Cast includes; Sibusiso Khwinana (Lefa), Tebatso Mashishi (Papi), Anastasia Augustus (Agnes), Lungile Cindi (Les), Mbeko Cindi and Karabo Dikolomela to name a few.
Kagiso Lediga has written and directed noteworthy shows/movies including the cult classic the Pure Monate Show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and 2018 romantic film, Catching Feelings.