The Market Theatre, in association with the National Arts Festival, proudly present a daring theatrical satire directed by the brilliant current Standard Bank Young Artist Award (SBYA22) recipients, The Theatre Duo – Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana.
Khongolose Khommanding Khommissars (KKK) written by J Bobs Tshabalala (SBYA20) plunges deep into the dark underbelly of South African politics, laying bare the intricate web of political intrigue and corruption that shape our nation.
J Bobs Tshabalala’s captivating new South African play pulls the curtain on the lives of pot-bellied men, greedily vying for control of state resources while shamelessly deceiving the impoverished masses with their deceptive speeches. This epic satire examines the overt interactions and sometimes illegal dealings of our contemporary South African political camaraderie – the Comrades, the brown-envelope tenderpreneurs.
The play dissects the intentional and intertwined actions of politicians and businessmen, who contribute to our current political and socio-economic chaos that perpetuates a culture of greed and corruption. Through the ingenious use of Comrade-speak; a deceptive language that masks the true intentions of those in power, the play exposes the farcical nature of the socio-economic freedom promised to the masses.