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“Rituals” team arrested again

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Rooftop Promotions issued this statement today about the latest arrest of their cast. The play, about national healing and reconciliation, has been nominated for several National Arts Merit Awards. Ironically, these awards are to be presented tonight.

The Rooftop Promotions team of the National Arts Merit Awards nominated best theatrical production for 2010, “Rituals” was detained and arrested last night in Centenary, Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe. Among those arrested are NAMA nominees for the same production in best actor (Mandla Moyo) and actress (Joyce Mpofu). The charges are still very sketchy. “Rituals,” written by award winning Please update nowauthor and doyen of the theatre industry, Stephen Chifunyise is a story on how community initiated solutions to healing and reconciliation meet serious resistance with political processes. This is the second time the cast has been arrested.

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