Top SA actor tours Lesotho


By Seleoe Nonyane

Veteran South African film and television star Sello Maake Ka Ncube will tomorrow wind up a five-day tour to Lesotho.

Ka Ncube is in the country as part of an initiative between network provider Vodacom Lesotho and his Sello Maake Foundation to train local actors, actresses and other artists.

Vodacom Lesotho is contributing to efforts to help local artists turn professional.


The founder of Moroka-Pula Productions, Kalosi Ramakhula, said Ka Ncube was also here in support of the production company’s fundraising campaign for its upcoming film titled ‘The Legend of the Mountains: Moshoeshoe the Great which is a drama film on King Moshoeshoe I’.

Moroka-Pula Productions mainly focuses on producing films about the history and heritage of Lesotho.

Ramakhula said the film is expensive to make hence the need for a fundraising campaign.

“We want the seed funding for the project to be from Lesotho and come from Basotho because Moshoeshoe I is the nation’s founding father,” he noted.

He indicated that Moroka-Pula Productions holds the annual King Moshoeshoe Heritage Lecture. This year the lecture would be held in August to coincide with the Basotho New Year.

“The lectures are also intended to be fundraising activities for the upcoming film so Sello decided to come and support us in that endeavour,” Ramakhula said.

The larger-than-life South African actor paid homage to King Letsie III in Matsieng on Wednesday.

Ramakhula said the TV star also met with business people and government officials.

He was also expected to meet with the minister of information, communications, science, technology and innovation, Nthati Moorosi, and other relevant ministries.

“He also celebrated Africa Day with the community of Mohale’s Hoek yesterday, and is due to address the National University of Lesotho students at the Moshoeshoe Institute of Peace and Leadership, on the importance of documenting the heritage of a nation,” Ramakhula said.

“We believe that his visit has had a powerful impact on the leadership of Lesotho in different sectors such as business, government, arts and entertainment.

“As a highly experienced television actor, local artists have a lot to learn from him. When a successful person shares their knowledge with you, you are very likely to listen to them,” he concluded.