An increase in strains in people’s physical and mental healthy has been caused by the loss of jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic – specifically on men, according to studies.

Studies reflected that men’s self-esteem takes a hit when they lose their jobs since their jobs and ability to provide for the family are the major part of how they define themselves.

Studies continied to say that there is often a feeling of shame, worry towards how others might see them, questioning of purpose, or feeling as though they are letting the family down.

Word of Mouth Pictures and Muvhango series writer, Herbert Hadebe, said it is against this background that Muvhango has decided to use Azwindini‘ s character to put a spotlight on the dynamics of power shifts in its storyline.

Hadebe said to help viewers understand, humanize and sympathize with the many ways people experience hardships, the focus will be around Azwindini’s fall from grace. In the storyline, Azwindini discovers that his comfortable life has been disrupted when he loses his chieftainship, his wife to his enemy, social standing, and is reduced to the lower life.

Along with entertaining and educating viewers, Hadebe revealed that social-issue stories assist in tackling day-to-day issues.

“This helps the audience experience what the characters are going through in as close to real-time as we can get, ” he said.Muvhango believes the impact is always stronger with a character the audience knows and loves.

“Many viewers love Azwindini. It will be richer and more fulfilling for them to take the journey with him,” said Habede.

Gabriel Temudzani, who plays Azwindini, said the storyline has hit home as he has also hit hard times in his personal life.”I can relate with what

Azwindini is going through right now. For a man, a husband, and a father to go through this is very painful. Such situations are a big test to the character. I hope men will learn a thing or two from Azwindini’s resilience,” said Gabriel

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