Manyene Chivhu Association on debut drama

A CHIVHU–BASED arts association has just released its debut drama series titled Zvoitwasei which showcases fresh talent and is set to light up drama lovers’ festive season.

WINSTONE ANTONIO
OWN CORRESPONDENT

The Manyene Chivhu Arts Association was formed last year and has been working on the 1 hour 12 minutes-long series which was written, directed and produced by Leornard Chibamu.

Chibamu said the drama was shot in 3D format and is now available on DVD and Blu Ray disc formats.

The rural scenes of the drama were shot in Chambara, Manyene and Masvingo while the urban ones were shot in Manyame Park in Chitungwiza, he said.

Chibamu said the cast comprised both rural and urban actors with the majority of the actors drawn from Manyene.

“We are happy to have finally released our first production which features mainly raw talent that is yet to be seen on the small screen,” Chibamu said.

“The ultimate aim of this drama is to educate the public on the need to respect family social ties. As a result of a massive rural to urban migration a lot of family disintegration is being experienced resulting in incestuous relationships where descendants of the same family unknowingly fall in love.”

Judith Basvi is the chief protagonist in the drama centred on a young African woman, Zvoitwasei born in family with its home in the Manyene Communal Lands in Chivhu.

Basvi moves to Harare where she secures employment as a maid through an employment agent. However, she has an incestuous relationship with Titus son of her landlord’s employer as she does not know he is her kinsmen. She is sacked from her job when the landlord finds out about the love affair.

She then decides to feign pregnancy as a way of forcing Titus into marriage, but the plan falls apart when she is chased away.

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