In commemoration of South Africa’s Freedom Day, 27 April 2022, Netflix released Original Silverton Siege. Starring Thabo Rametsi, Noxolo Dlamini and Stephan Erusmas, Set in 1980, the film is inspired by the real-life incident that sparked the global “Free Mandela” movement.

Rametsi, Dlamini, and Erasmus portray the Silverton Siege trio – three young freedom fighters with nothing left to lose. Following a high-speed car chase with the police after a thwarted sabotage mission, the trio ends up seeking refuge in a South African bank in Silverton, Pretoria. Taking the bank and its customers hostage, and demanding the release of Nelson Mandela in exchange for the release of the prisoners, the stakes and tensions run high.

On the day of the press junket day, the actors were in high spirits and were more than ready to dive into the world of Silverton Siege. Here is what the cast had to say…

Interview 1: L to R, Stephan Erusmas and Thabo Rametsi

Interview 2: L to R, Michelle Mosalakae, Elani Dekker and Tumisho Masha

Entertainment is a reflection of life and this film truly holds the mirror to South African History.

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