CONGO The Trial of King Leopald

Featuring Dr John Kani & Robert Whitehead, CONGO; The Trial of King Leopald, directed by Lesedi Job, is an imagined encounter between Advocate Xola Mlambo and King Léopold.

A satirical response to accounts by missionaries and traders in Congo Free State during Léopold’s reign.

King Léopold ii of Belgium, founder & owner of the Congo Free State extracted a fortune from the Congo in ivory and rubber through one of the cruellest forms of slavery almost wiping out a nation of Congolese inhabitants.

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