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Siphesakhe Theatre group has arrived in Johannesburg to perform the gukurahundi play

by Thulani Nkala
23 Jun 2016 at 17:13hrs | Views
Siphesakhe Theatre Group (To perform Loyiko on 25th June at Hilbrow Theatre)
Today, 23rd June 2016 at 10am Siphesakhe Theatre Group arrived in Johannesburg for their Gukurahundi play called Loyiko (a Xhosa word which means the fear), which will be performed on Saturday.

A strong ensemble of 16 young Theatre activists touched down in Johannesburg today very excited about the prospects of performing on the 25th June 2016 at Hilbrow Threatre in front of an expected very large crowd.

"We arrived safely today, everybody is humbled but at the same time excited about the task ahead of us. The prospects of performing this important play on Saturday is daunting as we are all eager to do justice for the sake of the victims of the genocide, however, we are all ready and we have started interacting with the people inviting them to the play on Saturday," humbly explained Mr Mhluzi.

Since the first article a great deal of interest has been generated and a large number of people are expected to attend to witness the launch of the play on Saturday.

Meanwhile in Zimbabwe the issue of the gukurahundi genocide is still raging on, last Saturday in Bulawayo Mrs Mujuru –the former Vice President of Zimbabwe, promised to bring the perpetrators of the gukurahundi genocide to justice if she wins the 2018 elections, this drew a lot of anger in Matebeleland as her husband Solomon Mujuru was the Minister of Defence during the genocide and she was part of the ZANU PF government at that time, a lot of people felt that this was merely politicking.

The group has invited guest speakers of note, some have confirmed and some are still to confirm, Chief Albert Gumede, Moses Mzila Ndlovu and Prosper Nkosi have already confirmed and they will deliver keynote speeches.

The gates will open at 1130am and the performance will start at 12noon promptly.

Those who still need tickets to the Loyiko play can get their tickets from Shoprite money market, Checkers or from any Computicket shop.

"From Johannesburg we are going to tour the whole of South Africa and we hope that one day we may perform the play in London and/or America, already the play has stirred interest far and wide" concluded Mr Mhluzi.

For more information contact them directly on loyikotheatreplay@gmail.com or call 0027717548206/0027627649602 and 0027849603154.

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