MyPE sat down with Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout ahead of her three shows at The Boardwalk on 16, 17 and 18 February 2017 and asked her a few questions (replies in the video below, questions below the video):
- In the backdrop to your Evita’s Free Speech Videos on YouTube I recognise Tutu, Zuma, Zille (maybe?) and Malema – now who are other people depicted? *
- How did you meet your husband Dr Bezuidenhout?
- How did he propose to you?
- Where did you honeymoon?
- Tell me about your schooling in Bethlehem?
- What sport did a young Evita play?
- Any juicy images of Evita that could one day surface?
- Where did your husband, Hasie, get his nickname from?
- Are you still a faithful member of the ANC?
- As the most famous white woman in South Africa which of the following would you marry if asked – Mmusi Maimane, Julius Malema, Jacob Zuma, Pieter Mulder?
- Does Tannie Evita have any special ‘Pappegaai Twak’ Brownie recipes?
- Which is your favourite recipe from Evita´s Kossie Sikelela cook book?
- Which world leader would Tannie Evita elope with?
- What can Port Elizabeth expect from your shows at the Boardwalk from 16 to 18 February 2017?
* Pieter wrote the following comments on the above painting by Nina van der Westuizen; “In the original masterpiece by Delacroix the lady is topless. Not here. Our own Tannie appears much more chaste wearing a large, white Cross-Your-Heart bra, despite Zulu tradition which does without.” In the background, hardly visible in the fog and smoke of the rioting, are the Union Buildings. Behind Evita and the barricades the cadres and comrades respond to Tannie’s call to action. Among the first to react to her commands is Julius Malema, stumbling along on her left with guns in his hands and a Nando’s drumstick in the bag. Winnie, resurrected Mother of the Nation with her multi-thousand dollar specs, gazes up in admiration. Mind you, is that admiration or contempt? On Evita’s right, Mshowerlozi: our new president in his traditional uniform of skin and bones, the ever-present umshini wam in his hand and a somewhat surprised expression on his face. Behind him, tentative and unsure of himself, the figure of our former caretaker president, Kgalema Motlanthe. Of course everyone recognizes emeritus arch bishop Desmond Tutu on the extreme left – not at all amused. But who is that in the front of the picture lying amongst the planks and rubble of the barricades? Just one sock on his right foot, bottle in his hand, minus pants? Opposite Thabo Mbeki, quite out of this world with eyes serenely shut for the realities surrounding him, it’s Carl Nowork ‘No-car-No-money-No-nothing’ Niehaus.
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