uNomalanga and the Witch

Nomalanga and her husband Sibusiso move into a new neighbourhood, and right across the street lives a mysterious widow whom everyone suspects of having killed her late husband. Intrigued and naive, Nomalanga decides to visit the widow and soon finds herself drawn to her mystery and charm.

Palesa Shongwe is an an independent filmmaker, scriptwriter and teacher. Her first film, Atrophy, won the Jury Award at the Oberhausen Short FF in Germany. She recently completed uNomalanga and the Witch, which won Best South African short at the Durban International Film Festival in 2015, before picking up the 2016 Baobab Award.

Fiction Shorts

Directed by: Palesa Shongwe


Released: 2016


South Africa


Language(s): Zulu with English subtitles

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