Cherel and Barker Haines reunite in Netflix film Jewel

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Michelle Botes (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)
Michelle Botes (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)

Netflix's newest original movie, Jewel, tells the compelling story of one of South Africa's first and most violent demonstrations against apartheid, the Sharpeville massacre.

The Sharpeville massacre occurred on the day now referred to as Human Rights Day in 1960. On the fateful day of 21 March 1960, around 250 people were killed and wounded when police opened fire on a crowd of black people while they demonstrated against the crime against humanity in the township of Sharpeville, near Vereeniging.

The movie, which premieres on Friday, was written and directed by Adze Ugah, with Elvis Chuks as executive producer. Ugah is the brain behind productions such as Isibaya and Jacobs Cross, along with Mrs Right Guy and Shaka.

The stellar cast in the movie includes Michelle Botes, Robert Whitehead, Connie Chiume, Lilian Dube, Sandile Mahlangu, Nunu Khumalo, Desmond Dube, Cindy Mahlangu, and Senzo Radebe.


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