Durban Living Legend – Mandla Langa

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Mandla Langa was born in Stanger now known as KwaDukuza in 1950, and grew up at KwaMashu. After his arrest for political activism and spending 101 days in prison, he went into exile, first to Botswana in 1976, then to Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Hungary and the UK. He is the well-known author of five books, The Lost Colours of the Chameleon (2008), The Memory of Stones (2000), The Naked Song and Other Stories (1997), A Rainbow on a Paper Sky (1989), and Tenderness of Blood (1987). Highlights of his career include his musical ’Milestones’, staged at the State Theatre in Pretoria in 1990 and his election in 1995 as Vice-Chairperson of the Africa 95 Exhibition in London.

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