Johannesburg - The legacy of the iconic isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is set to be told in a new musical to hit the Soweto Theatre stage in September.
Mshengu the Musical is written by Sandile Ngidi and tells the life story of the group’s founding member, Professor Joseph Shabalala, and the journey of rising to international stardom with the five-time Grammy award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The musical is directed by multi-talented actor and comedian Desmond Dube.
Speaking at the launch at Joburg Theatre on Wednesday, Dube said it was important that “our stories are told by people who understand them”.
“We need to start documenting our own (stories). So I couldn't be happier that Joburg City Theatre decided to embark on a project like this. It's time for South Africans to know that this is what they've been waiting for, this is what they wanted. Now their stories can be told by their own people.”