Breaking News

Uloyiko wins an award at the Zabalaza festival

by Thulani Nkala
18 March 2018 | 691 Views
"We are thrilled to have won an award, it is a great honour, we never set out to win an award, however, we are thankful and appreciative of the recognition of our work through this accolade" said an ecstatic yet humble Mr Yanga Mhluzi after the group won the best ensemble group award.

The award was won today 17th March 2018 at Zabalaza Festival in Western Cape. "Zabalaza is a Baxter Theatre Centre development programme that develops theatre practitioners from in and around Western Cape by providing them with performance platforms so that they can realise their creative concepts" reads part of Zabalaza literature. Zabalaza theatre festival's motto is "Creativity, when given encouragement and opportunity knows no limitation"

Mr Yanga Mhluzi was happy for the group's achievement, however, as usual he remained humble and showered the audience for their unwavering support. To just show how popular their play was at the festival, the group was nominated in the following categories best production, best music, best supporting actress/actor, best script, best promising production and best Ensemble a category which they came on top.

"When we went to the Zabalaba festival we did not expect to be nominated for any award or later on to win it, we were there to continue with our activism of highlighting the gukurahundi genocide to the world" said Mr Mhluzi. "You should have been there to believe the reaction we received after the play, during the play you could hear a pin if it dropped, but when we wrapped up the play we received a standing ovation" Mr Mhluzi said.

After the theatre play uLoyiko cast took time to mingle with the audience as they had a lot of questions about the play. Mr Mhluzi said that one of the most interesting questions he heard was about the lack of awareness of the Matabeleland genocide.

A few days ago Mr Robert Mugabe blamed the Matebeles (Ndebele) for the genocide. Robert Mugabe continues on his line of not taking responsibility for the genocide and he continues to receive state protection against prosecution as this will implicate the current President, Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mr Mugabe blamed the Ndebeles and ZAPU in general for inviting the genocide onto themselves, however, what was telling in his SABC interview is the revelation that the gukurahundi was targeted at Ndebeles. Many Shona speaking people have been in great pain trying to deny this fact which Ndebeles knew from the word go. ZAPU came out guns blazing and denied any culpability to the genocide. Over the years Mugabe has blamed ZAPU of arms caches but the current intelligence reports released in South Africa shows that this was a concoction of Emmerson Mnanganwa and the South African apartheid government to suffocate the Ndebele people and uMkhontowesizwe. Mugabe is slowly damping this narrative but leaping to another, now he says that his friend Nyerere alerted him to the weapons which were imported through his country and claimed that they belonged to ZAPU. It is clear that Mugabe will die without admitting culpability and responsibility of this heinous crime. It is up to the Ndebele people to stand up and demand justice. With groups like uLoyiko continuing to highlight and shed light on the genocide the work of demanding justice will be much easier.

Amongst a large group of theatre groups which participated at the Zabalaza Theatre festival, uLoyiko came out as one of the top 3 groups. This entitles them to proceed to the National festival which will be held in August 2018.

ZAPU Ndebele Shona

Source: Thulani Nkala


Latest News

'Chief Ndiweni could be poisoned in prison'

by newzimbabwe | 24 August 2019 | 12 Views

Pastor 'expels' congregant for not tithing? - A REVEREND with Church o...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 13 Views

Businessman sleeps with own mother to boost wealth - A businessman fro...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 6 Views

Afcon renegades blacklisted

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Tenant locks landlord out of house - A Bulawayo woman regrets offering...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 6 Views

Woman miscarries after being kicked over $1,50 - A THREE months pregna...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Policeman flees to a toilet for safety - In a dramatic incident a poli...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Children accuse mother of witchcraft

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 16 Views

Woman threatens to kill ex-lover's pregnant wife - There was drama in ...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 5 Views

Police crush teachers' demo - POLICE yesterday ruthlessly crushed a de...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 11 Views

Illicit brew kills one, 3 hospitalised - One person died at St Alberts...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Mnangagwa urges farmers to adopt new technology - President Emmerson M...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 5 Views

Mudenda's Gukurahundi remarks ignite storm - A PROPOSAL by Speaker of ...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Kazembe Kazembe fights for his party position

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Chamisa ally to spend weekend in remand prison

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Man (32) subjects woman (61) to bizarre 'rape ordeal' - A 32-YEAR-OLD ...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 13 Views

Zanu-PF Masvingo seeks Zivhu expulsion

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Technical faults at Hwange cause for prolonged load shedding

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 6 Views

Econet closes shop in 13 countries - BILLIONAIRE and Zimbabwe's teleco...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 5 Views

Kambarami didn't have powers to suspend Town clerk, says High Court

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Zimbabwe hit by birth control pills shortage - ZIMBABWE is facing a co...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 5 Views

BCC disconnects water supplies to defaulting rate payers - BULAWAYO Ci...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Zimbabwe under siege once again -  IT'S like deja vu - we have be...

by Editorial - chronicle | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Mnangagwa using borehole for votes campaign in Glen View? - Government...

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mohadi hails agri-business

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mupfumira probe 'complete in 3 months'

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views


Top 5 PS2 ISOS to play with friends you can get right now

by Staff Writer | 21 August 2019 | 145 Views

Rebecca Malope retires

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 August 2019 | 5845 Views

Zimfest delivers another 'phenomenal' festival

by Tidi Kwidini | 07 August 2019 | 640 Views

Should you be betting on reality TV show outcome too?

by Staff Writer | 05 August 2019 | 95 Views

WATCH: Jah Prayzah featuring Iyasa Sadza nemuriwo song

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 July 2019 | 5732 Views

Muvhango star Marang Phala visits Prophet Sovi's church

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 July 2019 | 9660 Views

Pure Black set to take Africa by storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 July 2019 | 1004 Views

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago

Greatsoftline For All Of Your Software Needs

coupon and promo codes: greatsoftline for all of your software needswhile some online sellers have promotional services that reduce the overall amount you spent, others do not .you need to be on the lookout for the best outlets in order to chase th... Read More
ITnews 25 February 2015 ago