A crisis faces the animals of the African Savannah. Their waterhole is almost dry and a leader is desperately needed to find a solution before they are wiped out. At the hustings, the bullying and corrupt lion, Tau, is elected, but proves to be a disaster. In despair, the animals turn to fleet-footed hare, Role, for help.
But ever since Roli’s grandfather embarrassed himself in a race against a plodding tortoise, Role has lived outside the law on the margins of animal society, a maverick with an independent attitude. Can the cleverest animal on the plain be persuaded to challenge the self-serving Tau and find a solution to the drought? Meerkats and warthogs jostle with hippos and jackals in this humorous political drama based on a traditional African fable.