In a bid to preserve their culture and for the first time in the tribe`s history, Chiredzi XiTsonga speaking people based in Chilonga have embarked on a video drama project that is to be staged in their indigenous language. The drama, dubbed: “Huku ya ntima” is targeting to educate the majority of people on the global planet that the tribe is rich in norms and values which if pursued with utmost respect can go a long way to transform the whole world into a remarkable academic institution.
Speaking to Hevoi FM News, the producer Thomas Mavasa, popularly known as Billion Largest in the arts sector, says the story is loaded with education and culture. We aim at reviving our culture as well as sending an alarm to the world. We are out to teach and transform lives.
Comprised of Chiredzi East and South characters, the highlight vibes of Huku ya ntima have already caused a unique sensational stir in the Low veld.
One of the villagers cum actors, Chris Dlagisi summed it all in the native language saying: “Ku nga ri khale hi ta va hi tiphina hi leswi humako Hlengweni.” Translated to mean that very soon people will be enjoying something from the XiTsonga territory.