JT Medupe plays Jacob Zuma in ‘Khwezi’

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JT Medupe
JT Medupe

Actor JT Medupe is cast to play Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma in the new theatre production of “Khwezi … Say My Name” set to premiere at the SA State Theatre.

This was announced by the South African State Theatre in association with Village Gossip Productions. The play is written and directed by multi-award-winning playwright Napo Masheane, adapted from “Khwezi … The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo” by Redi Tlhabi.

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Professional stage and screen actor JT Medupe is a graduate of Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts faculty and has been in the industry ever since obtaining his qualification in 2009.

JT Medupe (photo: @JTMedupe on twitter)
JT Medupe being interviewed during a break in rehearsals (photo: @JTMedupe on twitter)

His theatre experience includes Peter Pan, Big, Love, Festen, Malibongwe Igama la Makhosikazi, and Hansel and Gretel to name but a few.

JT’s versatility helped make it possible for him to be cast on various Barnyard shows, industrial theatre and corporate theatre shows and children’s theatre productions such as the Naledi Award-winning Under the Baobab Tree and the Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant.

He then branched into TV with his debut as Tebogo on Sokhulu and Partners, a drama series on SABC1. His other TV credits include YOTV, Isidingo, Rockville and Generations – The Legacy where he portrayed the mischievous Jonathan Motene. That was followed by three feature films; Second Chance, Phindile’s Heart and Descent. He is back again on the big stage after a successful run of King Kong the Musical where he played as Leadpipe.

JT Medupe
JT Medupe (photo: @JTMedupe on twitter)

Medupe can be followed on these media platforms;

  • Twitter: @jtmedupe
  • Instagram: @jtmedupe
  • Facebook: Jay Tee Medupe

The eagerly anticipated new musical play “Khwezi … Say My Name” will be on stage from 25 July till 12 August. Both 25 and 26 July days are reserved for previews ahead of an Opening Night (or Media Night) on the 27th. Tickets are R110 at Computicket outlets nationwide, and online https://goo.gl/538iqm.

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