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I Am a Man by Jerry Mofokeng: A testimony to grit, vulnerability – and Providence

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Jerry Mofokeng. (Photo: Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape)
Jerry Mofokeng. (Photo: Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape)

What word comes to mind when you think of Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha? “Grit” is a good candidate, as is “consistency”. 

The stage director didn’t cut his performers any slack when they showed up on Monday rehearsals with hangovers after wild weekends, just as he didn’t stop shooting when he was undergoing brachytherapy; instead, his battle with cancer was woven into the schedule and the script – though, strangely, not centred in his memoir.

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