Ricochet News

Walmer teens take the stage to tackle gender-based violence - Bhuti is the Beast

Sep 6, 2019
Walmer teens take the stage to tackle gender-based violence - Bhuti is the Beast

Port ElizabethTownship teens in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, are taking to the stage to tackle gender-based violence. 

"Throughout the years in the townships people have been scared of Imoto Eba Abantwana - a car that kidnaps children - which mysteriously turns into a cabbage," says Laura Klapper, from NGO, Masifunde Learner Development.

"The car may not have been seen, but - mystery or not - over the years, kids have disappeared and some found sexually abused and dead. Recent shocking stories, like the disappearance of seven-year old Sonja Payi from New Brighton, who was later found dead, are causing a public outcry in South Africa.

"It seems that we live with beastly figures in our community who savage on young blood. With 'Bhuti is the Beast', more than 50 high school learners from Walmer Township try to sensitize the people and teach them about what is happening in our society through theatre, music and visual arts."

'Bhuti is the Beast' - a new musical production by Masifunde's Academy of Creativity

Saturday, 5 October 2019 / 4.00 pm / The PE Opera House?

  • written and directed by: Xabiso Zweni 
  • musical director: Sivuyile Msizi 
  • choreography: Sibabalwe Ngewu 
  • set design: Banele Njadayi

Tickets available now at Masifunde Changemaker Academy in 23 Witbooi Street, Walmer Township, and The PE Opera House, or at the door on the day of performance for R40 (R30 for students and pensioners).  ?

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.