Terry Pheto Teams Up With Ayanda Borotho To Produce A Film

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By  | Jul 01, 2021, 11:53 PM  | Terry Pheto  | Drama

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Terry Pheto and Isibaya former actress Ayanda Borotho have teamed up to create magic through a short animated film, Shaka Inkosi Yamakhosi.

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The duo will premier their short animation film about King Shaka at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on the 23rd of this month. 
Explaining the short animated film, DIFF said, "A young meek boy, Manzini is bullied by three boys on his way back from school in an incident that almost costs him his life. Manzini confesses to his Gogo his desire to quit school. His Gogo narrates a profound tale of resilience evoking the coming-of-age story of a great warrior and King, Shaka Zulu to inspire her grandson through the strength of his lineage. 

"Transporting viewers to the 1700s, in the grasslands of KwaZulu-Natal, Nandi gives birth to Shaka illegitimately fathered by Senzangakhona KaJama a prince of the Jama tribe. Here Shaka is bullied and tormented. 
"Nandi, Shaka and Nomcuba (Shaka’s younger sister) are forced to flee their home amidst a warning of an impending attack. On the run for their lives, they find refuge at the Mthethwa clan led by Chief Dingiswayo who shows more benevolence. We follow the grooming of a young bold Shaka into a menacing warrior, great conqueror and influential King of the Zulu people."

The animation film stars Themba Ntuli, Lilian Dube, Mondli Makhoba, Ayanda Borotho, Thulani Stukie Mtsweni, Dawn Thandeka King, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Nhlanhla Mdlalose, Nomsa Xaba, Mbuso Khoza, Melusi Mbhele and Buzetsheni Mdletshe.

The film is executive produced and directed by Manzini Zungu, produced by Terry Pheto, Ayanda Borotho and Amanda Zungu with Nick Cloete as the editor. 
Speaking on the animation to Isolezwe, Ayanda said, ‘There are many films that are based on Shaka story but most of these films don't give kids a clear full understanding of the history. We have decided to create an animated film that would attract the little ones. The film is edited in isiZulu language, usual famous Zulu songs and rhythms are also used. 
Ayanda also said that the film was put together by Pacinamix under their company three-year-old company, Avad Media, which is owned by black women. So far Avad has created a new television show 'Nqobile' which will be shown on Mzansi Magic from Monday 5 July. 
Ayanda recently revealed on her Instagram account that her Facebook account has been jacked. She said, “My Facebook page Ayanda Borotho has been hacked. The security on my Facebook account has been compromised and hackers are now posting inappropriate content on my page. I urge those who follow the page not to entertain messages or any kind of contact from this page. Thank you." 
Terry, on the other hand recently became a 40-year-old and she celebrated her birthday in true Terry style at the Palazzo hotel in Johannesburg. She only invited her very close circle of friends that included Thembi Seete and Mampho Brescia. 
Main Image Credit: Instagram/@terrypheto 
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