Skhumbuzo Maphumulo born in Kwa Mashu in the late 70”s is an actor who studied Theatre and Mass Communication with at University of Durban Westville. After that he went to DUT (Technikon Natal) and spent a few more years studying drama.
In 2002, he left Durban for Johannesburg to work with Mr Gibson Kent, known as the grandfather of SA theatre. Skhumbuzo then returned to Durban working on his own projects and specialised African story telling. He is also an accomplished Ballroom dancer and teachers lessons when not story telling.
On Wednesday 22nd May Skhumbuzo visited Makabongwe and told 3 stories to our 152 learners – all of educational value with morals. The stories are not just to entertain but to teach the children life lessons which hopefully they will remember for years to come.
STORY 1 – BULLYING
This is a story about the elephant who was stopped from bullying other animals.
The moral – no matter your size or strength, there is always something that can defeat you. It is very important to respect others and live in harmony.
STORY 2 – CHEATING AND STEALING
This is a story about a tortoise who was shamed and embarrassed because he tried to cheat and steal. The eagle had seen everything and tortoise could not deny his actions. Eagle had told every animal the story of tortoise cheating.
STORY 3 – FUN STORY
This is a story about the rabbit who ate the chillis without crying. The moral of the story is that you don’t have to be large, or bigger than others to achieve because you can overcome and defeat others by clever thinking.
Skhumbuzo can be contacted on 0761227972 to book an appointment for him to tell his stories at your school, children’s birthday party or whatever audience would benefit from his expertise.