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“Journey of hopes and disappointments”

Story told in 3 forms, music, storytelling, and art exhibition. Azania recently published as a book.

The play’s open speech quotes the words of Paul Mashal in one of Tom Feelings book. “The Psychological and spiritual journey that we must take back into the past in order to move forward. She said deal with it if you want to create a future that really reflect you”

Bantu Africa takes us on his personal journey that starts in the late 1980’s, after unbearable thought of losing his family from an angry mob that burn down his family house suspecting his father of whistle blowing for the apartheid government. Bantu a man in no politics or any revolution struggle focusing on working for his daughter, 1993 returns home and find his 14-year-old daughter missing. Entering new South Africa still searching and longing for his daughter.

This music meets storytelling production is a winner of INSIKA MAN’S FESTIVAL 2018 at KCAP, where adjudicators were Mondli Makhoba, Wiseman Mncube and Thokozani Zulu. 2019 it was part of Durban Playhouse CAF under the eyes of Matjamela Motloung and Musa Hlatshwayo. 2020 it was nominated best production, best actor, and best script on ZABALAZA THEATRE FESTIVAL, curated by Mndu Kweyama, Bongile Matsayi. Later it was invited to be part of PLAYHOUSE NEW STAGES Festival and funded to be staged at STABLE THEATRE by NAC pesp grant. Now is published as a book. 

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Actor sbusiso Sithole portrays all the characters in this one man show. Sithole is an experienced actor who has engaged on UZALO, IMBEWU and other stage theatre productions. His storytelling is accompanied by a musician HloniphaniArt Mthethwa. Whom with his skills has travelled the world of India, new Orlins. Now working with great Mbuso khoza on releasing his new EP.

“I have read and engaged on writings of our legends. Mbongeni Ngema, John Kani, Athol Figured, Zakes Mda, the writings of apartheid and South African history. What I noticed all these writers lived and experienced those times. I choose to write the same story, but I was not Part of the South African history or experienced the apartheid system. I write as someone who is affected of the apartheid and this country history. I am affected economical, political, social, and religiously in a sense that I am not sure of my beliefs. I regard this play as a consent letter to my brothers and sister of this country. It is an open letter to the eyes of those who have an impact, but never got a chance to reflect so they can understand the course. A letter that reads the justification of the black youth lacking behind from their white peers.” (Xola Mziwakhe speaks)

Tickets sales:

  • Dates:  26th -29th July 2023
  • Price: Full price R100
  • Address:  Kippies Fringe venue @ The Market Theatre
  • Tickets available at Market Theatre box office or webtickets

Production Credits

Writer and Director: Xola Mziwakhe

Stage and Project Manager: Nompilo Ntshangese

Artwork and Exhibition: Khulekani Mkhize

Sonwa Sakuba Institute For Performing Art

Isigqi Somhlaba Art Projects (ISA-PROJECT)

Performers and creative team available for interviews – contact Mampho Moshoeshoe

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