By Sam Banda Jnr:
Kwathu Drama Group is set to hold thanksgiving shows during Martyrs Day period in Zomba, Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Kwathu Drama Group Director, Eric Mabedi, popularly known as Jakobo, who returned from a successful kidney transplant in India last month, confirmed the development Wednesday.
“I am back in the office. We are starting rehearsals. Rehearsals are scheduled for this Saturday,” Mabedi said.
He said they would come out clear on the venues and dates of the shows next week.
“People should just watch the space but we are coming with thanks-giving shows. It is all about thanking people for their support,” Mabedi said.
Kwathu Drama Group did not do much last year, in terms of performances, only staging two productions due to the illness of Mabedi.
“We will be staging Achithekere which was written by Charles Mphoka. Last year we produced Umboni wa Mwana which I wrote, and Achithekere,” the veteran actor, said.
Mabedi sounded an SOS, through Friends of Eric Mabedi, that he was in need of K20 million to travel to India for a kidney transplant.
Before the transplant, Mabedi had been undergoing dialysis at Mwaiwathu Hospital in Blantyre.
The government later stepped in.
“I would like to thank God for being with me throughout, the government, the media and all Malawians for their support,” Mabedi, said.