Live Performance

The play focuses on the central character, MaHlubi, who grew up in Gqeberha during a time when the country was in a whirlwind of political unrest. He was influenced just like any other young black man, to take part in the revolution and he was a master in calculating formulas to create petrol bombs. The last bomb he made, was the one that killed his own mother, unbeknownst to him because that was the day he vanished.  After 17 years of not knowing if MaHlubi was dead or alive, his girlfriend and father, who were left behind after his mother’s death, are shaken by the news of MaHlubi facing the death penalty. 


Writer and Producer - Nompumezo Buzani 

Director - Xolisa Ngubelanga


Asipezi Jita

Anele Penny

Xolani Ngesi

Fiks Mahola 



About the Artists

Nompumezo Buzani is from the Eastern Cape, based in Gqeberha. She is a 63-year-old published, seasoned author and a well known poet and playwright. She penned two IsiXhosa drama books, one titled 'Hamba Nam Ndipheleke’ is in the National Curriculum for Grade 10. The play was staged at the Baxter Theatre in September 2023.  She has five accolades up her sleeve, the latest being the Isakhono Award in 2022 and the Black Excellence Award in 2023. She also landed a role in the new telenovela Gqeberha - The Empire as Cebisa (Makhulu KaNana).

  • Target Age Group
    16 to 18 years
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    • Polical Themes

  • February 17, 2024
    14:30 - 15:30
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre

  • February 23, 2024
    18:00 - 19:00
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre

  • February 24, 2024
    20:30 - 21:30
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre
  • Name
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre
  • Location
    The Athenaeum, Athol Fugard Terrace Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha
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    There are a few steps down to the Studio Theatre, but wheelchair access can be arranged. Please contact us if you have access needs that we can assist you with.
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  • Event Format
    Live Performance