By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
VV: What message would you like to convey?
MZ: This is an extract from one of my poems written behind bars, based on true facts:
My underpants pulled down
My private parts exposed
Is this a "New South Africa?"
Is this the "Rainbow Nation?"
My intelligence is beyond humiliation
My resilience is beyond malicious allegations
My spirit cannot be broken
I am vulgar-proof
No regime can take away my dignity
No police force can arrest my talents
Oh beloved South Africa
The truth is yet to come and the truth shall set