Township Talks: The Suitcase

Hashtag Entertainment Productions

  • Ticket Price: R25.00
  • Duration: 16mins 20sec
  • Age Recommendation: 14+
  • Genre: Film
  • Language: IsiXhosa with English Sub-titles

This short film by Thami aka Mbongo looks at the life of ordinary South African youth  when exposed to the world of drugs, crime and gangsterism. It scrutinises the choices these youth make and the results of such choices.

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Executive Producer: Sabelo Mahlathi

Script-writer: Thami aka Mbongo

Cast: Bonani Ngamlani Lonwabo Ngcingci Bandile Mbana Andile Nodada Esethu Jende

Director: Thami aka Mbongo

Director of Photography: Lwando Solani

Editor: Luthando Galada

Music & Sound Effect: Pzho


Thami Mbongo is a South African actor, drama facilitator, writer-director and arts activist. He went to study Theatre Studies & Cultural Studies at the Community Arts Project (CAP) and then went to UCT Drama Department from 1999 – 2001 where he graduated.

Early this year, he played a lead role in KUMNYAMA on Mzansi Magic production by the Day Dream Films Company.

In 2019, he was seen as Pastor Absalom in Isithembiso on Mzansi Magic and as Langa Madikane in Rhythym City.
Ever since 2001 he has done a number of productions both onstage and on screen.

In 2010 – 2017 he became the artistic director of the Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival (which received the 2016 Fleur du Cap Innovation in Theatre award) and received the 2016 Western Cape Cultural Affairs Ministerial Award for his contribution to the Arts.