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President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of theatre producer Mr John Ledwaba

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President Jacob Zuma has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of award winning South African actor, playwright, director and theatre producer, Mr John Ledwaba. 

Mr Ledwaba’s writing credits include Lona Basadi, Street Sisters, Black Dog – Injemyama, Township Boy and Jozi Jozi Guide. As a performer, he has graced stages in England, Sweden, Germany and Ireland to name but a few.

He was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 1995.

“The theatre industry has suffered a great loss in the sad passing of Mr John Ledwaba. We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the whole theatre industry. May his soul rest in peace,” said President Zuma.

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Issued by: The Presidency