Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Characters

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Sizwe Bansi

The protagonist of the play, Sizwe (also known as Robert Zwelinzima and The Man) is a young African man with a wife and four children. He has come to Port Elizabeth from his home in King William's Town to look for work and a better life. Unfortunately, he is refused an official permit and is told to leave town in three days.

When he finds the body and identification papers of the dead man, Sizwe assumes the man's identity in order to stay in Port Elizabeth. It is not an easy decision for him: he worries about the loss of his identity and what it means. When he goes into Styles's studio to get his picture taken and announces his name is Robert Zwelinzima, it reflects his acceptance of his new identity.

The Man

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Robert Zwelinzima

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