- Dr John Kani is one of South Africa's most iconic living actors
- He was recently honoured for his life's work by Empowaworx and The Speakers Firm
- This isn't the first, and won't be the last, dedication to Kani and his achievements
Empowaworx and The Speakers Firm worked together to give honour to the legendary South African actor Dr John Kani.
They recognised Kani's greatness by sharing some of his life's work through a special performance, Briefly.co.za learnt from Channel24.
Kani is likely best known for his work as Rafiki in The Lion King and T'Chaka in Black Panther.
He joined guests at the John Kani Theatre in the Market Theatre complex in Joburg for the performance in his honour.
James Ncgobo put together a production that depicted some of Kani's biggest roles during his illustrious career.
A bust was also handed over to the icon by the Empowaworx team.
As humble as always, Kani thanked everyone and expressed how privileged he feels to see other actors speak words from his plays and taking on his previous roles.
"I looked around, and I just felt like James (Ncgobo) is a good man. Do these people really look up to me? Then I am blessed. I am truly blessed."
Empowaworx feels that icons in Mzansi are not always appreciated while they're still around, so they wanted to honour legends such as Kani while they can still see they are valued.
"As South Africans, we have the tendency to celebrate our icons when they are no longer with us. And it is because of this that we have designed an offering with the sole purpose of honouring and paying tribute to our legends such as Dr John Kani."
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