While the who’s who of the South African entertainment scene were getting down alongside Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung to celebrate their newly-officiated union this past weekend, media personality Khanyi Mbau was missing out on receiving her first award that serves as recognition of her skill as an actress.
South African icon Dr John Kani took to Twitter to alert Mbau that attendees were sad to see that she was not present to collect her award.
Last night I attended the Inaugural South African International Film Academy Awards. The house was sad that you were not present to accept the Best Actress Award in a motion picture. Congratulations
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) September 29, 2019
Mbau responded by letting Dr Kani know that she had to honour the invitation she received to Somizi and Mohale’s wedding but that she was “guttered” by missing out on the moment.
— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 30, 2019
The awards took place on Saturday evening at Gold Reef City and Dr Kani was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the film industry.
Apart from Kani’s tweets, little else has been published about the event and the evening’s other winners.
A great evening at the inaugural South African International Film Academy Awards at Gold Reef City. I was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Film Industry. Thank you. Tony Kgoroge am his beautiful wife, Nozuko my daughter and Mrs Mandi Kani pic.twitter.com/2gXl2JAwhI
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) September 28, 2019