Twitter is loving veteran actor and cultural activist John Kani as one of the three cover stars for GQ SA magazine. The actor was also one of the recipients of the Men of the Year award and was celebrated alongside rapper Nasty C and Tristan du Plessis, who won in the musician and designer of the year categories, respectively.
The ceremony was held on Sunday at Johannesburg’s Houghton Hotel. Kani shared the news on Twitter on Monday, much to the delight of his followers, who could not help but love his clean look and congratulate him for the well-deserved recognition.
Thank you to GQ MAGAZINE and HENNESSY for this honor. Thank you to Yati the Editor in Chief of GQ pic.twitter.com/pEbyFdcn6q
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) December 2, 2019
Congratulations my mentor, u deserve every honour and it is even long overdue.
— Delane (@Delane58988735) December 3, 2019
Yebethuna…hayi Tata ndithi uphume kakuhle mani kule magazine….umhle kakhulu Tat’ Kani. Ndiyavuyisana nawe.
— Rato (@LeratoNkwenkwe1) December 2, 2019
Magazine editor Nkosiyati Khumalo said of the winners and awards ceremony: “South Africans habitually dominate every field they touch. With that in mind, we thought the time was right to create a new celebration, right here at home, to honour the achievements of the men and women who define our culture today and who propel us forward.
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A year and a half after it was announced that the Germiston Theatre in Ekurhuleni would be renamed in honour of the late actor Dumi Masilela, the official name change ceremony will take place next week. The Rhythm City star, who was killed in August 2017, was born and raised in the area.
The news was announced on Twitter by Mzwandile Masina, executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni and ANC Ekurhuleni regional chairperson. Dumi’s close friend, TV presenter and actor Zola Hashatsi, told TshisaLIVE he was happy to see Dumi remembered. Read more