The Cleaners recollects and reconciles the past


Artsvark Presser

Artsvark Presser is directly connected to the South African Arts Community, and spits out press releases and other news as passed on by community members.
Artsvark Presser

1464760870_largeJoburg Theatre Youth Development presents The Cleaners in the from June 16 to 19.

Shortly after the waste and garbage crisis in the country and more notably in the city of Johannesburg, we find two young men, uZibi (dirt) and uMshanelo (broom), cleaners both in profession and bloodline; offspring to a victim of the 2007 ‘Reitz Four’ incident at the University of Free State.

- Advertisement -

Now cleaners in the theatre, uZibi and noMshanelo take it upon themselves to clean not only dirt and rubbish, but the futile and hopeless labour that is society. Although their fate is scorned as a result of their yesterday, uZibi and noMshanelo find peace recollecting and reminiscing about that same yesterday; this allows them to clean not only their consciences from bitterness and hatred of the atrocities that befell their predecessors, but to clean yesterday in its entirety, to clean today, and clean tomorrow.

They continue to clean.

Written by Sipho Zakwe, and performed by Duma Ndlovu Academy (DNA) and Durban University of Technology Drama graduates Lungani Mabaso and Sipho Zakwe. Directed by Durban University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology and University of Cape Town Drama graduate Luthando Mngomezulu.

Venue:, Joburg Theatre

Performance dates and times:
Thursday, 16 June at 19:00
Friday, 17 June at 19:00
Saturday, 18 June at 15:00
Sunday, 19 June at 15:00

Tickets now available for R50.00 through the following options:

Option 1 – BOOK WITH WEBTICKETS at – patrons can book and pay online; this is ideal for patrons who are already registered with Webtickets.

Option 2 – BOOK ONLINE / PAY INSTORE – patrons can book tickets on and pay at any PICK ’N PAY store.

Option 3 – BOOK AND PAY INSTORE – patrons can book and pay at selected PICK ‘N PAY stores (For a full list of stores

Option 4 – BOOK AND PAY ON YOUR PHONE – patrons can book and pay via the Nedbank App on your Smartphone.

For more information, contact

Leave a Reply