Flashy Businessman Chiyangwa Makes Debut In Film

The name of the movie is The Gentleman and it also features South African award winning actor, Presley Chweneyagae.

Chweneyagae is best known for his starring role in the film Tsotsi, which won the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards.

Although he had acted before in plays and community theatre projects, Tsotsi was his first feature film.

He has performed in a number of productions for North West Arts (now known as the Mmabana Arts Foundation) and appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as Puck) and in the play Cards at the Grahamstown Arts Festival.

On the other end Chiyangwa is known for his flashy life that he does not hide.

“I was approached for this role that I will play and I figured that with my popularity I will add some swag to the screen play. I have already done my shot and you will love it.

“This movie is going to be a blockbuster and Chiyangwa is a man you will love. Although the script came to me a little bit late and almost shocked me out of the role I worked tirelessly and got the whole thing in motion. I am not disappointed with the result.”

Chiyangwa fittingly plays almost a replica of his real life as a certain Mr Rogers, a Zimbabwean businessman and godfather like of organised crime gang based in South Africa.

The involvement of Chiyangwa is not surprising given that former Big Brother contestant, Munyaradzi Chidzonga is heavily involved in this project. Munya has already released one movie called Lobola that did fairly well in Zimbabwe.

Chiyangwa joined hands with the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board to launch a compensatory fund to raise a US$300 000 respite for Big Brother Africa Munya who came second in the hotly contested reality show.

The money, according to Chiyangwa, who pledged a residential property, would compensate for the blatant “unfair adjudication” that led to Munya’s loss to Nigerian Uti.

The Gentleman is a sweeping story of love, corruption, deception and social degradation.

Munya  plays the roles of the twins. With one staying in South Africa and the other in Zimbabwe, fate throws at them financial situations that force them to drop their principles and integrity and pick up survival tactics, reads a synopsis.

The movie is being produced by Kaseke, Lillian Chidavaenzi and Batsirai Masvinge. It was directed and written by Joe Njagu, and edited by Charles Mawunga.

The film is set to premiere in Harare on September 16 before premiering in Johannesburg, UK, Malawi and other countries courtesy of Predestined Pictures from South Africa. Some of the scenes were shot in South Africa.