Kgoši Mampuru II (An outcry from the North) tells the history of the Marota Dynasty, from Sekhukhune to Mampuru. The production explores the main conflict between Kgosi ya Bapedi and the Boers. The injustice and oppression experienced by black people are also examined in this historical piece.
The largest North Sotho speaking people, Bapedi, arrived in the Northern Province, present-day Limpopo around 1650. They became powerful after subjugating the Kopa, Kone and Tau Chiefdoms, amongst others. They incorporated some aspects of the culture’s older population such as totems, and the koma (circumcision) lodges, and announced they were ritual superiors over subordinate chiefs.