Writer, film and theatre director Mbongeni Ngema.
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“There are very few of us who come with that kind of package,” says seasoned actor, playwright, and screenwriter Sello Maake kaNcube while reminiscing about the multi-talented playwright Mbongeni Ngema who died on Wednesday evening.
Ngema rose to fame through his plays, including the award-winning Sarafina!, Woza Albert!, and Asinamali among the many that earned him critical acclaim as a legendary playwright and actor in South Africa.
“He was an all-rounder, he was a music composer, he wrote plays, and he was an actor, the man was gifted, and that for me is what set him apart,” Maake kaNcube says.
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