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INTERNAL. TAXI. DAY


TAXI HOOT TO KAULA AND AMALIA


TAXI DRIVER

Where are you going?

AMALIA

Bree Taxi Rank.

TAXI DRIVER

Ooh but the streets are closed there and it’s not safe to walk there.

AMALIA

Can you just take us there please is not like we don’t pay you we did pay you right?

TAXI DRIVER

Okay young girl.

AMALIA

Tell me here are you striking and killing the foreigners?

TAXI DRIVER

What do you mean?

AMALIA

What I mean is that why you blame us people who are not from here and you kill us what you get from killing us.

TAXI DRIVER

Young girl there are some people who don’t do that here and I’m one of them I can’t kill a person.

AMALIA

Then why they do that? To get attention from the government of South Africa?

TAXI DRIVER

Well my girl there are people who push their agenda around the streets here so they use different ways to get inside so maybe this is one of their ways to get in

AMALIA

By killing us….?

TAXI DRIVER

I understand how you feel (Beat) you always scared of what’s going to happen to you and what you have to do is to go somewhere were the is a safety.

AMALIA

But there is no a place that is safe every place has its own things

TAXI DRIVER

Look how the streets are they full of people who are angry I’ll have to drop you here.


THERE WERE PEOPLE ALL OVER BREE STREET PROTESTING


AMALIA

Thank you.

DOOR OF TAXI OPENS AND CLOSE

KAULA

It’s not safe here Amalia we have to go back to the house.

AMALIA

No we not going back

I’ll have to drop you here.


THERE WERE PEOPLE ALL OVER BREE STREET PROTESTING


AMALIA

Thank you.

DOOR OF TAXI OPENS AND CLOSE

KAULA

It’s not safe here Amalia we have to go back to the house.

AMALIA

No we not going back we are going there.


THE MARCH WERE HEAVY PEOPLE SINGING THE POLITICS SONGS. AMALIA AND KAULA APPROACHING THEM AS THEY FACED EACH OTHER.


MARCH LEADER

Who the hell are they? (Beat)

Get out of our way…

PROTESTS

They are one of those who came here illegally let’s attack them…..

KAULA

No no we have to go….. let’s run.

AMALIA

No we not running we going to face them.

KAULA

This people are angry they will kill us.

LEADER

You people you not afraid of death.

AMALIA

Why we should?

LEADER

You really know how to respond…… take this young man and show what we mean.

AMALIA

You do that.

LEADER

Look here young girl we not here to play you people you come here take our jobs. Our business then you think we’ll just keep quiet forget that we fight for what is ours.

AMALIA

How can we take your jobs and business while everyone has his own Idea of doing business? Can you tell or show me business that took from you.

LEADER

You see this Street was full of you people around and you only one selling here.

AMALIA

But no one is stopping you to join them you can sell your things here too.

LEADER

You know what you waste our time put the tire on the young man and burn him to death.


ZANELE WAS WATCHING FROM DISTANCE AND NOTICE THAT PEOPLE WHO ATTACKED IS AMALIA AND KAULA.


ZANELE

No no no this can’t be. Dial phone

Sandra where are you? Come to the Bree Street now please things are not good.


THE MARCH WENT ON WITH SONGS


SANDRA

What’s wrong girl?

ZANELE

Those people are attacked Amalia and her boyfriend we have to safe them.

SANDRA

But they at the house.

ZANELE

I thought so to but I saw Amalia talking to the Leader of this march.

SANDRA

Ooh no…..

ZANELE

Look Amalia is running away… where is her boyfriend?

SANDRA

Ooh no they put the tire on him….

ZANELE

Amalia come this way.

AMALIA

Sister Sandra we have to safe Kaula they are burning him alive… (Crying)

ZANELE

No we can’t go there it’s too late look he is burning what left is us to safe our lives. Let’s go.


KAULA SCREAMING FOR HELP. SONGS CONTINUING.

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