Themba Maseko's story told in apartheid play

Peter Mashigo plays Themba Maseko in Interrogation Room.
Peter Mashigo plays Themba Maseko in Interrogation Room.

NEW stage thriller, Interrogation Room, is set to premiere at the Soweto Theatre next week.  

The play, starring Redemption actor Peter Mashigo, will kick off on Friday, 19 May to 26 May at the Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto.  

Peter stars alongside iconic actors Richardt Nel and Sabelo Motloung, and the play is directed by Zwelibanzi Sibiya and written by Refilwe Sibiya. 

The play is set in the 1980s during apartheid. It is an intense stage thriller uncovering apartheid secrets involving the abduction of a young freedom fighter by the Special Branch Police. 

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The story is told through the recollection of events as told by former Government spokesman Themba Maseko at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in the 90s. 

Speaking about the play, Zwelibanzi said they believe that even though it is set in the olden days, it’s still relevant today. 

“The story of Vusi Ndlovu as heart-breaking as it is, was not an isolated incident. As the creators, we wanted to portray the notion of ‘law versus justice’. We believe these stories are still relevant today because it is clear that the 'turn of Freedom’ in South Africa still left a lot to be desired,” he said. 

Interrogation Room was showing at eNcome Museum in Nquthu, KZN in commemoration of Freedom Day in April 2023. 

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