Sizwe Bansi - The protagonist of the play, this character is of African descent who must change official identity.
Buntu - This character is a friend who convinces the main character to assume a new identity, and assists the main character in many ways.
The Man - This name is also known as the main character's name.
Styles - The owner of a photography studio in New Brighton, this character is courageous enough to quit a steady job and start a private business, which was difficult for blacks at this time
Robert Zwelinzima - This is the name of the new identity of the main character.
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