THE MARKET THEATRE CONVENES THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TO REMEMBER
THE ICONIC MNCEDISI SHABANGU IN A MEMORIAL SERVICE
The creative industries of South Africa suffered an incalculable loss with the passing of the
iconic Actor, Director and Writer, Mncedisi Shabangu on the 24 July 2022. Many creatives
descended on Ka-Nyamazane to say final farewell to a peer and mentor, as he was laid to
rest over the past weekend.
The Market Theatre Foundation will be hosting a memorial service for the late Mncedisi
Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022
Venue: The John Kani Theatre
Time: 12h00 (midday) until 15h00
This ceremony is inspired by the significance of Shabangu’s relationship with number of prestigious cultural institutions globally but there is no institution that occupies a more profound space in the genesis and evolution of Shabangu’s professional theatre career than the Market Theatre.
“As the Market Theatre Foundation we are shocked and saddened by Mncedis’s sudden passing. He was a part of our history – from being an alumnus of the Laboratory, performing in a number of productions staged at the Market Theatre and ultimately giving back through directing and mentoring others. A true ambassador of the arts.
We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends and wish them comfort in the midst of the pain” said Tshiamo Mokgadi the CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.
The media and all artists, producers and other professionals in the Creative Industries are
invited to join us in celebrating the life of Mncedisi Shabangu through this memorial service.
For more information please contact:
Media and Publicity – Market Theatre