The Characters

Four individual lives ..... four different stories ..... with whom is their allegiance?

mujuru

Mujuru

Munyuradzi Mujuru is a Shona who grew up in and around Harare in Zimbabwe. He has Batchelors, Masters and PhD in Chemistry. He currently is a lecturer at the University of Limpopo. Mujuru's family has been deeply entrenched in ancestral traditions. His family is also well known for its connection to the instrument called 'Mbira' (African Piano) which can be played either for ancestral ceremonies or in a popular style with no connection to ancestors. His father, uncles and aunts were mediums who would be channels through which the spirits would manifest. This story explains his background and how he gave his life radically to Jesus while at boarding school and the grace and strength he received from the Lord to remain true to Him.

Mujuru is played by Mthandeni Dlamini, Sabelo Dlamini and Mesuli Mhlongo. Mthandeni and Sabelo are brothers and they are currently students at Inkanyezi Yesizwe Combined School in the rural area, Alpha Village, near Vryheid, in Northern KwaZulu Natal. Mesuli Mhlongo is currently studying a Batchelor of Pharmacy at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and is also from a rural area outside Vryheid. This is his acting debut.

 

jean

Jean

Jean's actual name and identity has been concealed for security reasons. She has gone to minister with refugees in the Near East. This recent move is a testimony to the Lord's hand on her life. Coming from a childhood where she was continually fearful of her father, she reached out for help to the spiritual world where she believed she was in contact with spirit guides and spirits of the dead. She got deeper into the occult until she came to experience the power and the peace of God to which she was drawn at a time when she fought tooth and nail against the idea of becoming a Christian. It was in the knowledge of God's great power and love for her that she bowed her knee to Him and it was in the abandonment of herself and her focus on Jesus that she found her freedom from fear.

Jean is played by Lindy Els and Nicole Els. Lindy and Nicole are sisters. Lindy is at a primary school in Vryheid and Nicole is studying a Batchelor of Social Work at the University of Pretoria. This is their acting debut.

 

karabo

Karabo

Karabo Lotsholo became a born again Christian about 6-7 years ago. He grew up in a Tswana family outside Pretoria in a township called Ga-Rankuwa. Raised single-handedly by his mother he was raised to follow ancestral traditions. After a great emotional conflict of seeing the failings of ancestral traditions he became convinced that Jesus is the only way to God while working at BMW Rosslyn, where he still works today.

Karabo is played by himself. This is Karabo's acting debut.

 

hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton Buthelezi is a Zulu who was raised outside Jozini in KwaZulu Natal. His grandmother was a sangoma and his grandfather and father were Inyangas. Hamilton felt sure he was destined to become a sangoma. All the signs were there and he showed amazing aptitude in ancestral things. He would even dream of things before they happened. Deeply entrenched in ancestral beliefs, Hamilton was challenged by a dream that was to change the whole course and direction of his life. Today Hamilton pastors the Swedish Evangelical Church in Louwsburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Hamilton is played by Banele Mavuso and Mthobisi Buthelezi. Banele is a student at Inkanezi Yesizwe Combined School and Mthobisi is currently working part time and seeking full time work opportunities. This is their acting debut.