Dr John Kani Celebrates New Accolade with Royal Shakespeare Company

Dr John Kani Celebrates New Accolade with Royal Shakespeare Company

- Veteran performer Dr John Kani is celebrating a new achievement in his impressive theatre career

- The thespian has been honoured by The Royal Shakespeare Company in England for one of his plays

- The play being celebrated by the company is Kunene and the King, which was first performed in 2019

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Dr John Kani has had an amazing career in the arts and things just seem to keep getting better for the seasoned performer. John is celebrating a new milestone in his eventful career and took to social media to share the news with his followers.

"The Royal Shakespeare Company in England is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Kunene and the King by John Kani is among the 10 Best Plays the RSC has ever produced in 60 years. I am overwhelmed by this honour with pride," he said.

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Kunene and the King is a play by Dr John Kani and was first performed in 2019. The play is set in South Africa and it is about two men who are embarking on different paths but are forced to come together for a greater cause.

Dr John Kani celebrates new accolade with The Royal Shakespeare Company
Dr John Kani is celebrating yet another wonderful milestone in his impressive career. Image: @JohnKani2
Source: Twitter

Mzansi social media users were thrilled with the news that Dr Kani shared online. Check out some of the reactions below:

@stevebloomphoto commented:

"Congratulations. Both your performances were superb. It was the last show I saw before the pandemic descended on us. Such a treasured memory of theatre at its best. Thank you."

@DevMatchRef said:

"Your pride is shared by the Nation Sir. Congratulations. You are a treasure to all South Africans."

@nbulbulia commented:

"Halala! Wonderful! How lucky they were to have Kunene and the King!!! we are all so proud & honoured to experience your incredible gifts to the world, Sir John Kani!"

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In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Dawn Thandeka King bid farewell to Uzalo in an emotional video.

All good things have to come to an end and this was also the case for actress Dawn Thandeka King, who bid farewell to her character MaNgcobo on the popular SABC soapie, Uzalo.

Taking to Instagram, Dawn shared a video where the cast of the soapie and crew cheered her on as she made her last appearance. She captioned the footage:

"End of an amazing era. Thank you Stained Glass TV and SABC 1 for everything. I will miss MaNgcobo and I will miss everyone who opened their hearts to me."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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