Kere Nyawo

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NYAWO, Kere (19**- ). A South African actor best known for his role as Popeye in the SABC1 drama series Zone 14 (2005 onwards). [1]

Until 1992 Nyawo was a criminal, a car hijacker, a drug dealer and was eventually imprisoned. After his release, in 1993, he wrote a play, Hola Majita, about prison life in South Africa, demystifying the glory and glamour of gangs and criminals. It started out as an Arts Alive workshop and Positive Arts Society project at Soweto's Chiawelo Community Centre (triple C).