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DM2001082701:SAED:THEATRE:PERSONALITY:MAR1959 – Black And White Work Together To Make King Kong A Smash-Hit – King Kong (Nathan Mdledle); Shebeen Queen, Joyce (Miriam Makeba) and Lucky (Joe Mogotsi). ‘King Kong’ Dhlamini, boxing champ and night-spot bouncer, didn’t mix much with whites. Sort of moved in different circles. Drowned himself after getting stretch for killing his dame. Yet it is his turbulent life which has given South Africa a tense, rollicking, thrill-packed lesson in race co-operation, the King Kong jazz opera. The actors, the writers, dancers were black. The producers, the writers were white. (Photograph by Ian Berry BAHA)