Veteran South African Actor John Kani Bags British Award

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Veteran actor and playwright Dr John Kani has been honored with the prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his exceptional role to drama.

The honour was conferred by King Charles III in recognition of Kani’s outstanding dedication to the dramatic arts.

Kani’s illustrious career spans decades, marked by ground-breaking roles in both stage and screen productions. His breakthrough came in 1975 with his co-written anti-apartheid play ‘Sizwe Banzi Is Dead.’

Since then, he has graced the stage with memorable performances in numerous productions, including ‘Kunene and the King’, The Lion King remake and ‘Black Panther. ‘