Madala – a Thabo Mofutsanyana inspired play

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Bust of Thabo Mofutsanyana at the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality's offices in Phuthaditjhaba. PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA

Pacofs is presenting a production inspired by Thabo Edwin Mofutsanyana, a man of great stature and huge influence in history, as part of Heritage Month.

The Madala Theatre play is a production that tells the life story of the great struggle resolute in our Free State province, Thabo Edwin Mofutsanyana. He was born in 1899 at Witsieshoek/Phuthaditjhaba in the eastern Free State and lived in Mabolela Village. He was a teacher, miner and journalist.

The play portrays his journey of fighting for equal rights for black people during apartheid and retaining their land. It also celebrates the culture and heritage of the people of Qwaqwa, based on true events.

It is performed in Sesotho, IsiZulu and English, written by Mpho Mofokeng and produced by Chopo Bularah. It is directed by Madika Mokwena, with Hlahane Mpho as the Stage Manager and Jabulani Dlamini as the camera man. Sifiso Mathonsi is the choreographer and the cast includes Chopo Bularah as Seun, Manthonsi Sifiso as Oupaki and Mokokeng Mpho as Bra Thaks.

The play is scheduled to take place at Studio 2 at Pacofs, from 19 – 21 September, at 19:00.

Tickets are available for R60 and R50 for groups of 10+.

Seithati Semenokane

seithati@centralmediagroup.co.za