Zimbabwean playwright who is based in South Africa, Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu’s latest comedy drama Madlela 3 is set to hit the big screen in the neighbouring country next month.
BY SHARON SIBINDI
The 90-minute comedy, which is a third episode of the Madlela series, will be premiered at Alec Gorschel Park in Johannesburg and in Zimbabwe in November.
According to the producers, the drama tackles social issues bedevilling Zimbabweans residing in South Africa.
Ndlovu, the brains behind Plum Media Productions, said this time the drama has a new angle, with Madlela still his usual naughty person.
Speaking to The Standard Style from his South African base, Ndlovu confirmed that the drama would first be staged in South Africa and later in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
“Madlela 3 has come with a new flavour and twist as we have decided to take it outside the streets of Jozi,” he said.
“We have taken it to another level. We promise our fans great works. People have shown us great love supporting the last two episodes. We call upon people to open their hearts and continue supporting this dream because indeed to us, a beautiful dream never dies.”
Information and publicity officer for Usungulo Arts, Future Moyo said the drama was an educational piece that explores the daily hardships Zimbabweans face in South Africa.
“In the new drama, Madlela’s old wife appears from nowhere to cause commotion,” he said. “Bhoyi leaves but when life gets tough, he bounces back to reunite with his uncle. The film also features exciting new faces.”
Madlela tackles the contentious issue of identity crisis and encourages people to appreciate where they come from.
The English and Ndebele drama comprises Zimbabwean actors based in South Africa.