Sello Maake ka Ncube tells how Can Themba changed his life

The Market Theatre is running the long waited The House of Truth, a story based on the life of former Drum magazine writer, Can Themba.

The bio-play was written by Siphiwo Mahala and performed by veteran actor, Sello Maake ka Ncube.

Breakfast Show host, Xolani Gwala speaks to Ncube about the play.

The one element that a lot of people didn't know is that Can basically just wanted to be a teacher. But he was terribly frustrated by the government of the time. He went to journalism on the basis that he won a competition that was ran by Drum.

Sello Maake ka Ncube, veteran actor

He also recalled how Themba's story inspired him when he wanted to give-up acting.

I remember browsing in Exclusive Books in Hilbrow and I came across the work of Can Themba, and that turned things around for me, it changed my life.

Sello Maake ka Ncube, veteran actor

Listen to the full interview with Sello Maake ka Ncube below...


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