Legendary actors Seputla Sebogodi and Jerry Phele have dipped their acting careers into theatre with a new political satire, O tseleng Jeso. The play, which will take place at the Civic Theatre in Bloemfontein, aims to shine a light on politicians’ nonchalance to poor service delivery.

The play is about the coming of Jesus Christ in the current political climate in South Africa, marred with corruption, maladministration, money laundering, political killings and other social ills.

The play is written and directed by Sebogodi.

“Politicians are nonchalant and lack of service delivery is rife. When the son of man arrives, what will he say when he sees these calamities,” Sebogodi says in a statement.

Sebogodi, who became famous for his role as Nkwesheng on Bophelo ke Semphego, is a two-time Safta winner. He is also famously known for his role as Kenneth Mashaba on Generations.

Starring Phele, famously known for his portrayal as Mofokeng on Emzini Wezinsizwa, the play debuted last weekend at Xclusive Spot in Seshego and was an instant hit with the audience.

The play will run on Monday, 7 December, Tuesday, 8 December, and Wednesday at the Civic Theatre.

Sebogodi says they are hoping to bring the play to Gauteng soon.