Africa

  • 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)
  • 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)

South African Comedian Dhaveshan Govender

Darren Taylor

Published April 04, 2013

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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