Can somebody please tell Yazeed Kamaldien, who, in his review of UCT’s production of Othello says, “Zwedala, who is said to be the first black South African to play Othello in a theatre in SA, offers an inspiring performance. He is so good that he makes one wonder about the nonsense behind painting white male actors black to play the role of the darker skinned man.”, that John Kani played in Janet Suzman’s Othello, at the Market Theatre in 1988, to huge success? Black man. South African theatre. In SA. And can somebody ask him who the “is said” are that he refers to? Who has said? That’s not journalism. I mean, where does he get this stuff? Or is he just trying to get away with the ‘white man painted black’ bullshit that hasn’t happened in this or any other country that I know of for many many years? Come on!