The movie State Enemy Number 1 tells the life story of a former MK soldier and a man who was once South Africa’s most wanted criminal.
Actress Enhle Mbali plays the role of the wife of notorious heist-master Collen Chauke in the upcoming biopic while Mduduzi Mabaso stars as Chauke himself. Other cast members include Meshack Mavuso, Thami Mngqolo, Zenzo Ngqobo, Pearl Modiadie and Ntsiki Mazwai.
Film producer of State Enemy Number 1, Elvis Nkosi posted some behind the scene pictures of the cast and crew while the cameras were rolling. The film is expected to hit the cinemas in November.
Here are some of the pictures;
Despite the fact that he led a rough life and committed a lot of crimes, Chauke still found love. Chauke fell in love with Grace at first sight. According to Enhle, Grace was a strong and feisty woman, who struggled to find balance in her life.
“She (Grace) is feisty and she has a ridge personality but tries to keep it tasteful. She tried to find the equilibrium between being a girl from the township; but being a girl who is smart; and not being too ghetto and uptight about life,” added Enhle.
For the most part, Enhle is excited about playing Chauke’s wife, Grace because it has availed her the opportunity to tell a story that forms part of SA’s rich history.
“We all knew the stories of Collen and how tactical his bank robberies were. It is such a rich South African story and the cast is so rich in performance. I loved the love story between Collen and Grace and wanted to be able to tell their story,” she said.
The actress also got to learn a lot from playing grace and walking in her footsteps. Apparently, the part has opened her eyes to a lot of things she never knew before now. Thus, she said she can’t wait for the film to be released so that viewers can also get to learn one or two things from the rich story.