Festival of dazzle

Owami Mashaba, Zanele Hermanus and Kamogelo Mazibuko perform a Zulu dramatised verse, Bekezela Sibusiso.


Midrand Primary School hosted its third annual Midrand Lebone Schools Play Festival on the 21 October.

Various schools around Midrand participated in the festival including Midrand High School, Summerhill College, Noordwyk Secondary School and the hosts.

The audience was entertained with monologues, solo verses, dramatised pieces in English and African languages.

Midrand High School won the Best Presentation trophy with a dramatised poem, What If performed by Teffo Sello, Mafihla Puseletso and Hussain Bilal.

Midrand Primary School children perform at the Midrand Lebone Schools Play Festival.

The Overall Best Presentation trophy of the festival went to Midrand Primary School with their mini-play, Hullang which was directed by drama teacher and festival coordinator Brian Jokozela. The cast featured Tarzlynn Buys, Masechaba Machaba, Ntando Dalindyebo, Anele Nqwane, Annie Murinda, Thato Sediba, Lerato Melato, Langa Nkosi and Lesego Miyen.

Masechaba Machaba dazzles the audience with her monologue at the Midrand Lebone School Play Festival.

Mashabela Lefentje of Midrand High School performs Crippled Thoughts at the Midrand Lebone School Play Festival.

Jokozela said he was passionate about recognising, developing and granting opportunities to children to express themselves through their many talents because this did not only nurture their talent but also improved the confidence and discipline of a young person.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported us and allowed the learners to showcase their talents in the arts,” added Jokozela. “As we know, art activities have been overlooked in most of our public schools, with the focus only being on sports activities alone.”

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Welisa Nene

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