Zakes Mda

By Thembelani Moyo

The Mother of all Eating, a play that is being promoted to curb corruption by City of Johannesburg will be staged at Soweto Theatre on 21 February.

The play was written by Zakes Mda and directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele.

It will feature renowned actors in the industry, Mpho Osei-Tutu and Pusetso Thibedi.

The play explores corruption that is prevalent in Johannesburg and seeks to educate people about what is happening in public and government offices. It exposes greed that has been adopted by various government officials.

“Corruption is prevalent worldwide and now more than ever, it is talked about openly and we see officials exposed on a daily basis across the globe”, said Ndebele.

The play centres around THE MAN (the principal secretary in government). THE MAN is a corrupt official, however, his deeds come back to haunt him when he is caught.

“It is important to tell locally relevant stories that will resonate with our state, people and portray how corruption indZAkeseed hinders not only on the investment of the country’s economy but also how it affects the ordinary citizen,” added Ndebele.

In 2014, the staged satire was run at the Market Theatre and earlier this month it was at the Joburg Theatre.