Sello Maake KaNcube, proved once again yesterday to the audience as to why South Africans love him so much and being recognized as one of the best actors in the country. The former Generations and Scandal actor lived up to his standard by delivering his best performance at the Opera House, called “The House of Truth”.
The play that started at 19h00 covered the events that took place during the time of Apartheid to black people. The play revealed the pain of a black soul who wanted to pursue a career in teaching, but the Apartheid government kept on shutting doors face on.
Maake KaNcube portraying a role of Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba who was the famous writer during the time of Apartheid. Can wanted to be a teacher, but he could not be one because the Apartheid government felt he was not good enough to become a teachernot because he did not qualify, but because of the colour of his skin.
The play draws similarities between the conditions of black people under the Apartheid era against the conditions of the contemporary South Africa, twenty odd years later into the new dispensation.
Speaking with Maake KaNcube after the show, he said the idea behind the play was to tell the story of Can Themba during the time of Apartheid. Maake KaNcube also concluded by saying that, “I don’t see the issue of race in South Africa coming to an end, in my time maybe in the coming years it will.” when he was asked on whether he believes that the issue of race in the country will ever end.
For those who missed the show yesterday, the play will continue until the 14th of October from 19h00 until 20h30.