Preview into 'Khwezi...Say my name' - the play

'Khwezi...Say my name'

Redi Tlhabi's book has been adapted into a play by poet and playwright Napo Masheane.

Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo had spent much of the rape trial against Jacob Zuma living in hiding to protect her safety, before leaving the country to live abroad following Zuma's acquittal.

Kuzwayo's family confirmed in October 2016 that she had died.

When the book came out, the CEO of State Theatre had read the book but couldn't pass through 100 pages. So I walked into his office and these two black men were talking and were worried about the book and story and also what was happening in the country.

Napo Masheane, Poet and playwright

READ: Ramaphosa: Yes I would believe Khwezi was raped

By page 10, I started seeing scenes, images, I started hearing voices in terms of poetic voices. I started feeling like this was a song; a monologue and I was like oh my word, I see play.

Napo Masheane, Poet and playwright

ALSO, READ: Book gives voice to 'Khwezi', raises questions about ANC’s sexual abuse history

Through this book, I felt like we need to say Fezekile's name but in the process, I need to say my name and allow all the other women and even our mothers and our aunts to say their names so that we say yes me too, I know the extent of being sexually violated as a woman.

Napo Masheane, Poet and playwright

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