Actor John Kani says he knows WInston Ntshona has not been well but he has been sobbing since he heard the news of his passing. Kani is in Italy and is devastated that he is so far away from home at this time. Ntshona was a brother to him he says.
I am just devastated.— Dr John Kani
The legendary Ntshona was best known for his roles in Athol Fugard's The Island as well as Sizwe Banzi is Dead, which he co-wrote.
He starred alongside fellow actor John Kani in both productions and in an unusual move, both Kani and Ntshona were co-Tony Award winners for Best Actor for their work.
He was an incredible human being, a writer par excellence.— Dr John Kani
Take a listen to his moving tribute below:
This article first appeared on 702 : John Kani pays tribute to playwright legend Winston Ntshona