The South African State Theatre in association with Village Gossip Productions Is proud to announce that Actor JT Medupe is cast to play Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma in the new theatre production of “KHWEZI…Say My Name” set to premiere later this July. Written and Directed by multi-award-winning playwright Napo Masheane, adapted from “KHWEZI…The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo” by Redi Tlhabi.

Professional stage and screen actor JT Medupe is a graduate of Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts faculty and has been in the industry ever since obtaining his qualification in 2009. His theatre experience includes Peter Pan, Big, Love, Festen, Malibongwe Igama la Makhosikazi, and Hansel and Gretel to name but a few.

JT's versatility helped make it possible for him to be cast on various barnyard shows, modern theatre and corporate theatre shows and children's theatre productions such as Naledi Award-winning Under the Baobab tree and the Astounding antics of Anthony ant. He then branched into TV with his debut as Tebogo on Sokhulu and Partners, a drama series on SABC1. His other TV credits include YOTV, Isidingo, Rockville and Generations-The Legacy where he portrayed the mischevious Jonathan Motene. That was followed by three feature films; Second chance, Phindile's heart, and Descent. He is back again on the big stage after an unbeaten run of King Kong the Musical where he played as Leadpipe.