Congratulations Phathu Makwarela – finally a bloodless wedding

Schumacher and Mpho's garden wedding

For normal people, the chiming of wedding bells evokes feelings of joy, love and perhaps envy. But for the writing twosome of Gwydion Beynon and Phathu Makwarela, weddings mean blood and broken bones. These two have made it a habit to kill or maim someone at every wedding on The Queen. In the pilot episode, …

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Male rape is real in Gomora

male rape on Gomora

November is traditionally the month of activism against abuse of women and children, but the celebrated writing duo of Phathutshedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon have brought into the spotlight the social problem of male rape. For the past month, Gomora, a collaborative effort by Makwarela, Beynon and Seriti Films, has illustrated a subject which is …

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When a son hates his father [The Queen Mzansi]

father and son

How much do you hate your father? Would you punch him in the face if he dared you? Just the thought of raising your fist to your father is unthinkable isn’t it? It is the natural order of things that sons respect their fathers. But what if the same father is the source of all …

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Phathu Makwarela is “predictable”


Having written or produced the most of the trending telenovelas for Mnet, he is the hottest scriptwriter/producer in Mzansi right now and, according to his favourite quote, Phathutshedzo Makwarela currently holds the crown. “I am aware that i’m surrounded by people who feel they could do the job better, strong people with powerful characters, more …

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