The production is set in democratic, following a tale about Grootman Moswaswi as he battles with schizophrenia and loses touch with reality.
He is haunted by the atrocities of the past and is unsure of the political future while dealing with a child who is not accepting of their identity. The main character is that of a South Africa’s highly ranked police officer, as a young black man in the late 80s and early 90s, Moswaswi was an activist who worked for The People Must Govern Movement in order to help topple the Apartheid regime.
Moswaswi is betrayed by his own people and becomes bitter and angry, vowing to make them pay for selling him out to the Afrikaners. He joins the security police as an Askari and is welcomed by the force. He is promised a better life and a promotion, grooming him to become a killing machine. Due to his race, Moswaswi is often tortured, beaten and made to watch the brutality black people suffer in the hands of the Afrikaners. His sustained torture results in severe head injuries which led to schizophrenia. With all this, he is still trying to have a voice to influence the new dispensation, rectify past and present state of affairs for a hopeful future.
The production is written and performed by Michael Mazibuko with co-writers, Fumani Mobogoane and Xolani Dlamini. Directed by Bongukwazi Xulu.
Venue: Space.com, Joburg Theatre, Loveday St and Hoofd St, Braamfontein
Time: Tue to Sun 7pm | Sun 3pm
Cost: R30 – R70