Say what! John Kani explains isiXhosa use in Marvel’s 'Black Panther'

The cast features a few South Africans led by veteran actor John Kani.

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JOHANNESBURG - There is much excitement amongst local comic book fans as isiXhosa will be one of the official languages used in Marvel’s movie Black Panther.

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The cast features a few South Africans led by veteran actor John Kani.

Black Panther premieres on 16 February at cinemas nationwide.

Kani says: "There are words used to indicate that those people’s indigenous language is not English. But you know this is an American major blockbuster, therefore it will be 99.9% English. However, you’ll hear some [isiXhosa] words being dropped."

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)