Kwa Mashu Voices: Awards for Crime
Producer: Ekhaya Multi Arts Center, Kwa Mashu, South Africa
Lucky Simayile grew up during the time of rampant crime in his township. When his father was killed during the political violence, Lucky drifted into crime. He joined a group of criminals at a young age and was arrested at 17 and got sentenced to 8 years in prison. When he came out he had seen enough in jail to realise that crime doesn’t pay. He joined KwaMashu’s Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre and took up acting. After landing a role in “Just Don’t Do Crime,” an anti-crime production that toured London, Johannesburg and various cities in South Africa, he had found his calling.