Edmund Mhlongo was born in 1956 in the village of Nkwenkwe near Melmoth, Northern KwaZulu-Natal and is currently one of our eThekwini Living Legends of 2015.

He is mostly known as a writer, an entrepreneur and the Producer & renowned Artistic Director who is, behind the Lion King Production.

Edmund Mhlongo has recently been busy as the Play Director of a musical about the life of King Shaka Zulu’s mother Nandi which was launched at the Durban Playhouse. The play is currently planned for a provincial and national tour, as well as an international tour.