Nyathi, who’s HIV positive, is using puppets to disseminate information through humour and the performances touch on many social aspects of life.
Her first drama depicts the abuse of council facilities by irresponsible citizens, and the second highlights the effects of climate change.
In the drama, Nyathi highlights the effects of pollution from veld fires and ramshackle vehicles that emit carbon monoxide.
In another in the series, she stresses the importance of growing trees to help curb climate change. The artist paid tribute to her partner, Bongani Mabika, for assisting her in the project.
“He helps me with writing the scripts,” she said. “Our biggest challenge is funding. If we could get more funding, we would be able to take these puppet dramas of hope to the remote areas of Matabeleland.”
Nyathi also said she wanted to dedicate energy to youth advocacy on climate change and cleanliness for the city and the country.
Nyathi and her partner have also been involved in numerous HIV/AIDS campaigns in the city.Post published in: Arts