JT Medupe to play Jacob Zuma in the theatre production of KHWEZI
South African actor JT Medupe is set to play Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma in the theatre production of KHWEZI…Say My Name.
Written and Directed by Multi-Award Winner Napo Masheane, adaptation from “KHWEZI…The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo” by Redi Tlhabi.
“KHWEZI… Say My Name” tells the story of a young girl, KHWEZI who grew up in exile as part of a communal village of aunts and uncles who fought an evil system. The noble cause against apartheid, was and 24 years of democracy later, remains a battle ground upon women’s bodies on different fronts. In her quest to know her father, Judson Kuzwayo, and to preserve his political life’s story, KHWEZI ends up in Forest Town, where she is sexually appropriated by her father’s former best friend, Comrade-Malume Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma.
Through the rape trial the audience becomes part of KHWEZI’s court case against one of the most powerful men in South Africa. We are reminded that she was not just a body, metaphor, or a face. Not a battleground or ripples of horror. But that she had a real name: FEZEKILE NTSUKELA KUZWAYO. With various explorations of RAPE, the audience wears the skin of victims of such brutality. Our minds provoked, and emotions interrogated, push us to tap deep into the harsh reality
explains Masheane- carefully giving away the plot.
Author, Journalist and radio presenter Redi Thlabi says she’s super proud of what “Napo’’ and the State Theatre has achieved and wishes the production a great success when it launches.
Catch this remarkable story of KHWEZI…Say My Name from the 25th July to 12th August 2018 at South African State Theatre – Arena Theatre in Pretoria. Tickets are available for only R110 at computicket outlets across the country.
#MCM: Isidingo’s Very Own Lerato Makhetha
This week our #MCM is Isidingo’s Lerato Makhetha.
South Africa was officially introduced to him through his role as Ntando Sibeko, son of businessman Lincoln Sibeko on the hit soapie, Isidingo.
Lerato followed his father’s footsteps and has been killing the industry and it’s quite clear that he is going places.
Quick facts about Lerato Makhetha:
- His father is the legendary South African actor, Jerry Mofokeng.
You are my father, my inspiration, my hero and my friend. I am honoured to get to do life with you by my side
He recently posted on social media.
- Lerato is a seasoned pianist and vocalist. He has worked with artists like Tuks Senganga, JR, Unathi Msengana and Kabomo
- The 32-year-old has been featured in numerous shows such as Chicken Murder and Wena Wedwa.
- He is a qualified real estate agent.
- Lerato is currently working on a hip-hop soul album, we can’t wait for the official release date.
- He has previously been featured on Generations: The Legacy and Umlilo.
- Lerato is happily married and is about to welcome his second child very soon.
Catch him on Isidingo during weekdays at 19h00 on SABC 3.