Mandela's Gun

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Mandela's Gun
Mandela's Gun.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Irvin
Produced byClaire Evans
Jeremy Nathan
Moroba Nkawe
Written byAthos Kyriakides
Malcolm Purkey
StarringTumisho Masha
Music byAbdullah Ibrahim
CinematographyLance Gewer
Edited byHumphrey Dixon
Henion Han
Dearheart Productions
Dv8 Films
Release date
  • October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28) (Johannesburg Film Festival)
CountrySouth Africa

Mandela's Gun is a 2016 South African biographical film of Nelson Mandela's experience as a guerrilla fighter for the African National Congress. It was directed by John Irvin and shot in South Africa.[1][2][3][4]

Nelson Mandela is portrayed by newcomer Tumisho Masha, who soon after the film's release was arrested on charges of "intent to cause grievous bodily harm" and "malicious damage to property."[5]


  1. ^ Smith, David (1 November 2013). "Nelson Mandela's years as guerrilla fighter to be chronicled in new film". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (12 November 2013). "Nelson Mandela's 'Black Pimpernel' Years Will Be Traced In New Docu-Drama 'Mandela's Gun'". IndieWire.
  3. ^ Foley, Jack. "John Irvin to direct Nelson Mandela guerrilla freedom fighter movie". indieLondon. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ Poplak, Richard (26 November 2013). "After Long Walk to Freedom, still waiting for a great Mandela movie". Daily Maverick.
  5. ^ "Actor Tumisho Masha back in court", The New Age, 7 October 2016

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