Born in a township (Mamelodi), Xitha is a South African, Pretoria based writer, poet, performer and social activist who also experiments with paint and videography. His passion for writing saw him establish a strong presence in the poetry/art scene in Pretoria. This brought opportunities to share his work on the same stages with artists such as Poet Laureate Prof. Keorapetse Kgositsile, Mr Lefifi Tladi, Ian Kamau, Myesha Jenkins, Natalia Molebatsi and Hymphatic Thabs.
In 2012 Xitha wrote and produced his first theatre play titled Bits and Pieces, he has released 2 E.P’s and has poems published in magazines and news papers.
Contact: Email – Xitha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook.com/Xitha Makgeta Tweeter.com/@Xitha_M
In fragments (E.P) released in 2008
Rap-Oetree (E.P) released in 2010
Mamelodi (poem) published in Guillotine Magazine.
Children of the night (poem) published in PoetryPotion.com
Stranger (poem) published in I am a migrant too poetry book (IOM-South Africa)
He`s also performed at various FESTIVALS including:
Amasiko Heritage Festival
The Indigenous Languages festival
Grahamstown national art festival
Night of the poet (S.A State Theatre)
He recently got second place of the Speak Out Loud poetry competition hosted by the City Of Tshwane (Pretoria) and he’s working on finishing his first collection of poems and verses titled Bits and Pieces, which are the same poems as in the play, to be published in the near future.