Who Is Next (To Move)?
Charles Nkomo


Oil on canvas

59.5cm (h)

76cm (w)


Charles was thinking about all the people who have moved out of Zimbabwe in recent years since the current troubled situation began in 2000. Charles was asking himself, "Am I the next person to go?"

The painting shows a long line of people, all those who have been forced to leave their homeland.

Charles now lives in Johannesburg, where he is a very successful artist, with his family - so he made the same choice as millions of other Zimbabweans who were forced to leave their homes by economic hardship. As the situation in Zimbabwe improves, many, both black and white, are returning to the country they love.