Malawiâ€™s theatre outfit, Solomonic Peacock, have roped in services of Precious Kawinga, a Zambian actor and TV personality, to beef-up their cast in a play called Seal of Confessions slated for the weekend in Lilongwe and Blantyre cities.
The play was launched at the Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF) last year. It dwells on the plight of a pregnant girl who dies after a failed abortion.
The play was first showcased in Zambia and Germany during international festivals. In the play, Kawinga acts in the role of Inspector Makawa.
â€œThe shows will be spiced up with motivational talks on HIV and Aids,â€ says Kawinga, who is now on tour of activities being implemented by Yoneco and orphan care centres in the constituencies of legislators Felix Njawala and Moses Kunkuyu in Blantyre.
The play will further accord Kawinga a chance to have a glimpse of realities of theatre in Malawi and the understanding of commercial sex in relation to HIV and Aids.
Kawinga, a former sex worker, is a TV presenter at Muvi TV in Zambia which specialises in programmes that deal with HIV and Aids, commercial sex work and positive living.
â€œI know evils of commercial sex and the troubled life such people face. I want to focus on that and help change the mindset of people especially how to discourage the practice,â€ said the Zambian actor.
â€œThe relationship with Solomonic Peacock dates back to the international festival we had in Zambia. Since then, we have exchanged ideas; hence, my coming to Malawi to take a role in the play and be a key speaker on HIV and Aids,â€ said Kawinga.
On the other hand, director of Solomonic Peacock Arthur Matukuta claimed their silence on stage is not by design, but that they want to ensure quality in their productions.
He claimed their shows on Saturday in Lilongwe and Sunday in Blantyre would offer people the best of Solomonic Peacock.
Kawinga arrived in Malawi over the weekend.Â