'Sizwe Banzi is Dead' a 1972 play that speaks to today's generation

The play, Sizwe Banzi is Dead is currently showing at the Baxter Theatre until 12 September.

Directed by John Kani, this award-winning theatre play looks at the universal struggle for human dignity, as a black man in apartheid-era South Africa tries to overcome oppressive work regulations to support his family.

John Kani and Winston Ntshona won a Best Actor Tony Award for their performances in the original adaptation of this classic play 40 years ago.

CapeTalk’s Africa Melane standing in for John Maytham spoke to cast members of Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Atandwa Kani and Mncedisi Shabangu.

Atandwa Kani is a son to director and playwright, John Kani. He says during the production of the play there was no father and relations, it was work.

According to Mncedisi the play was written in 1972 but the storyline is still relevant in 2015.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show with Africa Melane standing in:


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