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South African Comedian Dhaveshan Govender

  • Darren Taylor
Playwright Dhaveshan Govender has produced a comedy satirizing the passion of many South Africans of Indian origin for the famous British football team, Manchester United. The play is called The King of Old Trafford.
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Dhaveshan Govender, a master at satirizing Indian South Africans’ obsession with Manchester United (Courtesy D. Govender)
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Dhaveshan Govender, a master at satirizing Indian South Africans’ obsession with Manchester United (Courtesy D. Govender)

Govender says many South Africans of Indian ethnicity are ‘infatuated’ with the famous British team that plays football 6,000 miles away from them (Courtesy D. Govender)
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Govender says many South Africans of Indian ethnicity are ‘infatuated’ with the famous British team that plays football 6,000 miles away from them (Courtesy D. Govender)

Govender is also a big Man United fan … But not as big as the fictional ‘Ricky’ character that he’s created. (Courtesy D. Govender)
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Govender is also a big Man United fan … But not as big as the fictional ‘Ricky’ character that he’s created. (Courtesy D. Govender)

Govender, far right, as he appears on a poster advertising a recent comedy show in South Africa (Courtesy D. Govender)
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Govender, far right, as he appears on a poster advertising a recent comedy show in South Africa (Courtesy D. Govender)

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