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This July, four brand new Lokshin Bioskop movies are coming to Mzansi Magic on DStv channel 161.

Since its 2012 launch, Mzansi Magic’s Lokshin Bioskop has grown fast as audiences embrace the stars and stories who have found a home in the ground-breaking local movie initiative.  

In July, four brand new Lokshin Bioskop movies are coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and will be screened every Saturday at 19:00.

First up is The Contract on 4 July, starring Dambuza Nqumashe, Bongiwe Lunga and Thandeka Mdeliswa. The movie follows Bra V, a man who has put out a ‘contract’ on himself. Then, on the eve of his death during his band’s reunion concert, he unexpectedly rediscovers the will to live when a young singer jumps on stage during the performance. Now, with the killers in the crowd, Bra V must find an exit clause to stay alive.

Next audiences must tune in for Men Die Here on 11 July, when Dambuza Nqumashe returns to Mzansi Magic this time alongside Andrew Stock and Phikolomzi Magongoma. In this fascinating courtroom drama, a man pleads guilty to the shooting of another but argues that it was not murder since the victim planned the entire scheme including providing the weapon that killed him. Now the jury must decide whether there is such a thing as "murder by consent".

The following week, on 18 July, make a date to see Sugar and Spice which features the talents of Masego Jacobs, Khanyie Langa and Refilwe Mofokeng. Set in Alexandra, the movie revolves around three underprivileged young girls who are all high school dropouts. They begin to date wealthy older men who give them lavish lives but there’s a surprise in store for the trio. 

And rounding off the month viewers can see Dineo Nchabeleng, Lebohang Inno and Lizwi Vilakazi in The Portraits on 25 July. In the movie, Papi is released from a five-year prison stint after being acquitted of all charges in a rape case. His return home puts the lives of his family and friends to the ultimate test as they must all come to terms with the past and what lies ahead.

So get ready for more Lokshin Bioskop entertainment, first on Mzansi Magic