Vezulwazi Arts and Sports Foundation director Christopher Mguni joined hands with seasoned actor Farai Chakuvinga to produce a drama that focuses on the effects of the deadly global pandemic Covid-19.
The drama was done in Makokoba suburb.
One of the artistes who was part of the now defunct Hit Machine Band that was led by the late Paul Matavire, Nonzelo Chipunza, features in the drama portraying what some members of the public are enduring in the midst of the deadly coronavirus. She is seen asking for food from a neighbour.
Mguni shed light on the effects of Covid-19 in the community.
“We have noted with concern that there are some people who are finding the going tough after they lost their jobs due to Covid-19, as a result their families are wallowing in poverty,” he said.
He added: “Most of the families eat once a day while there are some who sleep on an empty stomach. Youths are also not spared in this. We noted that this has a potential of increasing the crime rate in the area.”
He revealed that the aim of the drama which acts as a vehicle for a message was to woo well-wishers to assist community members in dire need of food.
On the other hand he said what worried him most was that most of the community members disregarded the Covid-19 guidelines such as social distancing and wearing of masks.
“Despite the glaring fact that the rate of positive infections is rising, some people are disregarding that as they don’t practice social distancing or keep a distance of at least two metres apart. This drama reminds us that if we fail to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines coronavirus could catch up with us and wipe us off,” he explained.
Mguni said he was grateful for the generosity of entrepreneur Ephraim Malinga.
“We approached Malinga and he chipped in with financial assistance for senior citizens to buy food,” he said.