Kwathu Drama Group returns


Kwathu Drama Group is set to return to the stage next month to premiere a play titled Lekereni.

This will be the group’s first performance since the demise of its former director Eric Mabedi. Mabedi, popularly known as Jakobo in the theatrical circles, died last year.

One of the group’s members Charles Mphoka confirmed yesterday that Kwathu Drama Group performances on Easter.


“We will start in Phalombe on Easter Saturday and then we will go to Mulanje on Easter Sunday and then on Monday we will be at Golden Peacock in Blantyre,” Mphoka said.

He said they have been undergoing massive rehearsals ahead of the performances and that they already submitted the script of the play to the Censorship Board.

“Censorship Board has already approved the play and, so, everything is ready,” Mphoka said.


Mphoka, one of the oldest members of the group, said he wrote the play.

“It’s a rich cast. We, as a group, are still mourning Eric Mabedi; he was the spine of the group,” he said.

Mphoka and Mabedi were the front runners of Kwathu Drama Group and, between them, they wrote several plays.

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