South African Youth Leader Thami Kuzwayo


Thami Kuzwayo was the young, ambitious leader of a the theater group, Freedom Extravaganza, in the townships of Durban, South Africa. We are sad to announce that he has passed away. We met TK in 2003 while working on the documentary The Song In Your Head about the Zulu youth group and its trip to Holland to perform a musical about the sexual lives of young South Africans in the time of HIV/AIDS. TK had the zest, command, organization skills and the ability to be inclusive and creatively compromising as leader of the township theater group that he had created with no funding and sheer sweat and good will. Rest in Peace and Godspeed! You can watch TK in action here.