Maneta Mazhanhi has threatened to sue the producers of the play titled Roki and Maneta (Encounter) saying she has not been consulted.
“Any1 who tries to make money using my name, I’ll make more money using their name in a lawsuit! Nxaa im tired of parasites Akuna chemahara. I think people are using me to make money. And I’m going to sue,” she has tweeted.
Roki will personally play his role in the play set for Theatre in the Park while Maneta’s role will be taken by Nothando Nobengula. The play, written by veteran playwright Stephen Chifunyise, is a light-hearted production infused with dance, music and a bit of comedy.
It also seeks to redress the memories gone through by Roki and Maneta during their stint in the reality show. Produced and directed by Daves Guzha, the play will run at Theatre in the Park from August 21 to 24.
Two shows will be staged each day. Chifunyise said the idea was to offer a platform to Roki and Maneta where they could express their artistic creativity positively and in a more controlled manner. “The idea is set to relive all that drama, rivalry and what we could rather refer to as their ‘tragic error’.
“The subsequent disqualification of the pair from the reality show added fuel to the fire as emotions hit the roof with followers of the reality show taking turns to heap blame on the two for their reckless behaviour. However, it is important at this juncture to give our artistes the positive platform to showcase their talent since their stint in the game also attracted international audiences,” Chifunyise said.
The cast also comprises of the very talented actress Chipo Bizure and Michael Kudakwashe, who will be judges. The disqualification of Roki and Maneta from the Star Game has become one of the most talked about rivalries on the entertainment scene.
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