Ezekiel "King Kong" Dlamini
Ezekiel "King Kong" Dlamini

Ezekiel Dlamini, the real “King Kong”.

Nathan Mdledle
Nathan Mdledle

Nathan Mdledle, who played the role of King Kong.

Nathan Mdledle
Nathan Mdledle

Nathan Mdledle, who played the role of King Kong.

Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba, who played the role of Joyce.

Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela

19 year-old Hugh Masekela at a King Kong recording session, playing the trumpet presented to him by Louis Armstrong.

Stephen Moloi
Stephen Moloi

Stephen Moloi, who played the role of Jack, King Kong’s manager, trainer and friend.

Joseph Mogotsi
Joseph Mogotsi

Joseph Mogotsi, who played the role of Lucky, leader of the Prowlers gang and King Kong’s rival for Joyce.

Mackay Devashe
Mackay Devashe

Mackay Devashe, Tenor Sax (Leader).

King Kong
King Kong

Shebeen queen Joyce (Miriam Makeba) dances with Popcorn (Dan Poho).

King Kong
King Kong

Shebeen queen Joyce (Miriam Makeba) dances with Lucky (Joseph Mogotsi).

King Kong
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong

“My Man’s Back Again”, sings Joyce (Miriam Makeba) to King Kong (Nathan Mdledle). In the background is Slim (James Thompson).

Kiepie Moeketsi
Kiepie Moeketsi

Kiepie Moeketsi (Alto Sax and Clarinet) and Mackay Devashe (Tenor Sax – Leader) in rehearsal.

King Kong in rehearsal
King Kong in rehearsal

King Kong in rehearsal

King Kong
King Kong

King Kong

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press
King Kong in the press

King Kong in the press

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