The son of a domestic worker in the Johannesburg suburbs who goes to high school with Trevor and is also “naughty as shit.” They spend hours wandering around the city and shoplift liquor-filled chocolates from the mall. When they get caught one day, Teddy refuses to follow Trevor through a hole in a fence in Highlands North and ends up getting caught by the police and expelled from school. He never admits that Trevor was the other kid with him and the school officials never suspect it, because Trevor looks white on the black-and-white security camera footage.
Teddy Character Timeline in Born a Crime
The timeline below shows where the character Teddy appears in Born a Crime. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.