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Tuesday, April 23, 2019


(Nompilo Jili & Sane Gumede)

This week The Hex plays host to Gcina Mhlope’s best known work, Have You Seen Zandile? It observes Zandile’s relationship with her grandmother before she is abducted by her mother who takes her home to the rural Transkei.

It explores themes around identity and how it is formed through language and relationships, as well as the complexities of being a black woman under the apartheid regime. Mhlope’s award-winning script is brought to life on the Hex stage this week by Nompilo Jili and Sane Gumede.

Directed by Sparky Xulu and designed by Pumelela Nqelenga, the show runs at 60 minutes.

Have You Seen Zandile? has performances on Thursday April 25 at 13h00 and on Friday 26 and Saturday April 27 at 18h30. Tickets R100/R70 for students and scholars. For bookings email

The Hexagon Theatre is a theatre complex that is part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. For more information phone 033 260 5537, email: or visit