Mbongeni Ngema: A mirror to the nation

As a person, Ngema may not have been perfect. As artists do, he mirrored the nation to itself, warts and all — to the discomfort and anger of some

07 January 2024 - 00:00 By MIKE SILUMA

Mbongeni Ngema, who died late last month, was a towering figure in the arts, winning acclaim here and abroad. But his life also had all the contours and contradictions of a well-scripted drama. Alongside the many accolades, controversy was never far off...

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