Theatre / Nombulelo

Immersed in the rich cultural tapestry of amahubo and the vibrant rhythms of Zulu dance, this tale unfolds within a community plagued by poverty and the scourge of corruption among its leaders. 


United by a common resolve, the community transforms into Insingizi, embodying the spirit of the hornbill that heralds the arrival of thunderstorms with its resounding song. Through arduous struggles, they seek justice, particularly in reclaiming rightful ownership of their RDP houses. Against a backdrop of hunger, poverty, inadequate service delivery, and rampant crime, this narrative delves deep into the existential challenges faced by modern civilians.


Production Credits

Produced by: Ayanda Mngadi

Written & Directed by: Xola Mziwakhe

Choreographed by: Bongumusa Xuba

Music by: Insingizi Ekhaligijima Musical group 

Stage Manager & Lighting Designer: Nompilo Ntshangase

Supported by KZN Department Of Sport, Art and Culture (Suka Sihambe)



About the Artists


Founded on the pillars of tradition and excellence, the Kangaroo Zulu Dancers epitomise the vibrant spirit of Zulu culture. With a legacy steeped in history and a repertoire brimming with experience, this esteemed dance ensemble has graced stages around the globe, leaving audiences spellbound with their electrifying performances.


From captivating the hearts of millions on America's Got Talent to representing South Africa in prestigious cultural exchange programs from Italy to New York, the Kangaroo Zulu Dancers have earned international acclaim for their unparalleled skill and dedication. Their prowess has not gone unnoticed at home either, as evidenced by their numerous victories at the renowned uShaka Marine World Zulu dance competition.


Fuelled by the energy and enthusiasm of its youthful members, the Kangaroo Zulu Dancers continue to push the boundaries of traditional Zulu dance, infusing every step with passion and precision. Their captivating performances have even graced the decks of the Azamara Cruise Ship, spreading the rich tapestry of Zulu culture to audiences across the seas.



Nestled in the heart of KwaZulu Natal, Insingizi Ekhal IGIjima is a sanctuary of traditional Zulu music and song. Rooted in the ancient melodies of amahubo and imbued with the soul-stirring resonance of ijadu, this ensemble stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Zulu musical heritage.


Comprised of versatile artists whose talents have graced esteemed ensembles like Mbuso Khoza's Heritage Ensemble, Insingizi Ekhal IGIjima brings together a wealth of musical experience and artistry. Their harmonious voices blend seamlessly, weaving a tapestry of sound that echoes the rhythms of their ancestors and resonates with the spirit of their homeland.


As integral members of uMkhokha's singing group, AMAJUDIYA, Insingizi Ekhal IGIjima embodies the essence of KwaZulu Natal's cultural richness. Their performances are not just showcases of talent, but journeys through the traditions and stories that have shaped their identity as artists and custodians of Zulu heritage.


Together, the Kangaroo Zulu Dancers and Insingizi Ekhal IGIjima unite in a celebration of Zulu culture, combining the electrifying energy of dance with the soulful resonance of music to create an unforgettable experience that speaks to the heart and soul of their shared heritage.

Publicity Info

  • Venue: Nombulelo
  • Location: Nombulelo Hall
  • Ticket price: ZAR 70.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 45 mins

There are no performances for this show.