SAMORA MACHEL: 8 Part TV Drama

Samora’s murder is an international political, business and intelligence forces conspiracy to snatch the wealth of Mozambique, viz coal, wide Indian Ocean coastline and harbours, off-shore gasdeposits, away from Russia, to S.A., USA, British, Italian, Brazilian business. Post-Samora, Mozambique and S.A. relations have been dominated by S.A Private security companies, mercenaries from the RENAMO and the Zimbabwean war, and the Islamic insurgency in the coal/gas fields provinces. A Moz former Finance Minister fled, and is right now incarcerated at the Kgosi Mampuru High Security facility. Our first investigative journalist contact in Maputo,tells us we are treading on volatile grounds.


Heritage is a mystery. If you subject yourself to the emotions, the passions, remembrances and the real voices of the people you are working on. It is indeed resurrecting of those people. Those people are great spirits. They will never die. Vusi Mchunu

Overview

The 8-part TV Drama Series sets off as the making of a permanent exhibition on the plane crash site, where President Samora Machel and 34 others perished, but intrigue steps in as to which interests were behind this crash. The inconclusive findings of the four commissions on the crash. The lack of political will by both S.A. and Mozambique to bring the culprits to justice. Ignoring the Truth & Reconciliation’s Report, investigative journalism’s reports and testimonies by former SADF operatives, weaves a fictional and gripping tale for the flat screen. The after-life Spirit of Samora harangues heritage investigator Bambata Zondi. The creative team is wrecked by tension and threats from their previous lives. They clash with the International Court of Justice. They are held in suspicion by international and South African business. They confront intelligence services. A web widens, the plot thickens and the stakes become higher than just, ”who killed Samora Machel”. Action is in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Mbuzini, Manzini, Maputo, Lilongwe, Rome and the Hague.