Meetings with Gcina and Ncami
If you like to pronounce the names in the headline correctly, please put in a sharp kiss instead of the “c”! Gcina Mhlope is a worldwide known and highly respected storyteller, acttress and director of theaters in Africa, Europe and the Americas. I have the pleasure to know her since 1988, when I accompanied her and the actress Thembi Mtshali in pars of her first tour to Germany. T has been a great joy to meet he for the first time in South Africa and to spend an hour of chatting together with her and Elke. Most reportable is the fact that Gcina is very active in many ways to help the South African society in looking forward by highlighting the today’s heroes in addition to those ones of the past.
In the afternoon Elke and I had a boat tour in the harbour of Durban, which has been a 20 years old wish. When we had been here in 1996, no offers were given for something like this.
Finally we have been invited to the new home of Ncami MaDlamini and her husband Bongani in Imbilo, 15 km away from the city of Durban: A house with lots of stairways and on top a pool with a wonderful view over the South-Western town towards the coastline. They invited us for a supper in one of the restaurant at the harbour – what a joy and lot of fun!