South African legend Dr. John Kani experienced a heartwarming interaction with a fan while walking in the streets in Montreal, Canada.
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The actor took to his newly created Twitter account to share about the experience. Apparently, the fan stopped him and said, “you can only be John Kani from South Africa.” Kani seems to have not expected to be recognized so easily in that part of the world and he mentions that he was stunned by the interaction. However, he was also impressed and admired how Africans can always manage to find each other while travelling abroad.
Fans also agreed that this story was indeed touching:
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John Kani is a South Africa actor, director and playwright. He is known for his roles on Hollywood movies Black Panther, Captain America; Civil War, and The Ghost and the Darkness. After finishing high school, the actor went to work for the Ford Motor Company. It was joining the Serpent Players drama group that sparked John’s love for drama.
In 1974, the entertainer went on tour with Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island. Briefly.co.za gathered that in New York, Kani won a Toni award for best actor for both plays. He returned to South Africa in 1982 to promote plays locally.
Dr. Kani earned two doctorates from the University of Durban-Westerville and the University of Cape Town. According to the South African, he also received The order of Ikhamanga in silver by the South African government for “Excellent contributions to theatre and, through this, the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.”
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