Amakhosi Theatre will this month begin working on a new television drama that dwells on politics entitled The Nyaminyami Series.
Cont Mhlanga, the director of the arts group, told NewsDay yesterday the new series will take over from their award-winning production Amakorokoza that focused on the struggles of gold panners on ZTV.
The Nyaminyami Series is named after a fictitious country that the drama is set in, said Mhlanga.
The series is set in the Republic of Nyaminyami. It depicts the extent of political polarisation, intolerance, violence and their consequences.
A dark cloud hangs over Nyaminyami International Business College after Bruno in his second year, guns down 12 of his fellow students. The tension at home and in the society just after the incident makes him more violent.
Mhlanga said greed, deception, corruption, inter and intra-party political violence are the order of the day as the Republic of Nyaminyami makes the long painful journey toward her greatness.
There are four central characters that drive the story namely Bruno, Tolerance, Chocolate and Sinjonjo.
Bruno is in his mid-20s. A business studies student, he is self-driven and very outspoken. He has fallen in love with Tolerance and will protect her and go as far as to avenge himself on anyone who hurts her.
Tolerance is a beautiful college student is in her early 20s. She grew up on a farm and hates violence, but her brother Theo is a violent political activist. She has ambitions of owning a hotel someday.
Chocolate, Brunos mother, has ambitions of becoming the Minister of Agriculture. She and her husband, who heads the police, are going through a rough patch in their marriage.
A victim of the last violent elections, Sinjonjo, on the other hand is an angry man. His wife is missing and presumed dead. His quest is to find his wifes grave and also to avenge her death.
Sinjonjo was a rural entrepreneur in the Katongo communal area. He lost all that he had when he lost his wife.
He has been reduced to a vendor in the city and is putting together a strong group to fight back in the next election.
Mhlanga said the film will see 28 actors playing various characters.