Nhimbe supported production Nyembezi will premiere at the Bulawayo Theatre on the 22nd of April at 6:30pm at an entry fee of $3.
The play is a one woman play which features Sarah Mpofu - Sibanda and is written and directed by Lewis Ndlovu
There is a disturbing culture of silence that has resulted in many cases of Women and Child abuse going on unreported at a time when such incidences are on the increase. Organisations dealing with child abuse in Zimbabwe say most of the victims suffer in silence as they are indimidated by the perpetrator who are usually close relatives and guardians when the majority of cases come to light after a long period resulting to most of the victims being abused several times. There is so much ingnorance on the Rights of Women and Children and this, calls for awareness campaigns. The war agaist child abuse should not be left to Organisations that deal with the abused children but should involve all communities.
Nyembezi is a story of a young girl (Nyembezi) who suffers sexual abuse in the hand of her father. When her mother learns about this she collapses and dies. Nyembezi runs away from the village soon after she gives birth to a baby boy. She runs away to the city, a city she doesnt know anything about.
In the picture comes Lungisani Thole whom she falls in love with.
The zeneth of the story is when she discovers that Lungisani is actually her son.