David Kramer. (Gallo Images)
Cape Town – David Kramer has been one of the biggest features in South African entertainment for decades.
The famous composer writes musicals that chronicle South African life through the lens of race, class and other socio-economic factors. Some of his biggest theatre smashes include: District Six (1986), Fairyland (1991) and Kat and the Kings (1995).
The prolific artist, who is usually very private about his personal life, opened up on Monday with a post on his Facebook page giving the backstory behind his famous red shoes.
The post, titled Rooi Velskoene, talks about a man named Boet van der Hoven, who gave the unique footwear to Kramer as a present.
What a wonderful story. RIP Boet.