Tumi Mokgope

At 16, Tumi was shot, stabbed and almost necklaced by hostel dwellers in the turbulent South African Soweto riots in the early 80’s. And yet he became one of South Africa’s first male ballet dancers, appearing on stages across the globe. Listen to what this political activist & accomplished dancer with a prison stint, has to say about the late Eartha Kitt and how she unknowingly helped him get his father’s approval.

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