South African Lion King Actor Swears He’s By no means Met Meghan Markle Amid Shut-Down Nelson Mandela Claims!

One of many actors from The Lion King is asking out Meghan Markle!

As we reported earlier this week, the 41-year-old duchess recalled to The Minimize how a South African forged member from the Disney movie advised her on the 2019 premiere that the nation “rejoiced within the streets” when she married Prince Harry – the identical method they did when Nelson Mandela was free of jail. Her remark shortly raised the eyebrows of many individuals – together with the legendary activist’s grandson Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela.

And now, one of many actors from the film is talking out concerning the scenario — and didn’t maintain again! Dr. John Kani advised Dailymail.com on Wednesday that he was the one South African star who took half within the movie, swearing he by no means met Meghan since he was not on the London premiere! What?! The 79-year-old defined to the outlet:

“I’ve by no means met Meghan Markle. This looks as if one thing of a pretend pas by her. I’ve by no means met the Duchess in any respect. I’m the one South African member of the forged, and I didn’t attend the premiere in London. I went to Hollywood as we opened there and from there I needed to go instantly to Paris the place I used to be capturing a movie sequel, so I couldn’t dangle round.”

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Nevertheless, John did be aware Lebo M., a South African composer who created the music with Hans Zimmer for the animated movie, was additionally concerned in The Lion King remake, so he feels it may have simply been a mix-up on her half. He detailed:

“The one South African was me enjoying Rafiki. However I didn’t go to the opening in Leicester Sq. as I didn’t have the time to do this. It simply could also be a mis-remembering on her aspect. It’s baffling me. I’m the one South African within the forged. I play Rafiki, Seth Rogen performs Pumbaa, Donald Glover performs Simba and Beyoncé performs Nala.”

As for her remarks about her marriage ceremony to Harry being such a celebration for the nation? The Black Panther star insisted it was not a “massive deal.” Actually, he couldn’t recall anybody commemorating their nuptials on the identical scale because the “landmark second” of Nelson Mandela’s launch:

“I can’t even let you know now what month she married or what yr. In my reminiscence, no one would have recognized when she received married, when or what. We had no South African hyperlink to the marriage or to her marrying Harry. I’m actually shocked by this. For me it’s a non-event, the entire thing.”

He added the 2 occasions couldn’t even be “spoken in the identical breath,” recalling:

“The world stopped in February 11 1990. All the nation and most people born within the seventies didn’t know what Mr Mandela appeared like. When the gates of Pollsmoor (Jail) opened, your entire South African nation, your entire African continent and the world had been glued. We solely realised that he (Mr Mandela) was the one strolling subsequent to Winnie (his spouse of the time) when he raised his hand and we mentioned ‘Oh, that’s him’ as a result of none of us had seen Mr Mandela since 1964. That was a world occasion. Absolutely Miss Meghan or no matter marrying into royalty can’t in any method be spoken in the identical breath and even the identical sentence as that second.”

John went on to precise his confusion over the entire scenario, saying:

“It lives in our recollections perpetually to the world. It’s a form of ‘The place had been you when JFK was shot…the place had been you when Nelson Mandela was launched?’ You’ll be able to’t actually say the place you had been when Meghan married Harry. I’m confused about this. She is a vital individual in her personal life.”

He continued:

“However there are numerous opinions everywhere in the world about them severing their ties with the Royal Household and Harry not having the ability to serve and do his regular duties and their shifting to America and the interviews with Oprah Winfrey and all that. We’ve been following that story with curiosity actually, however that’s all. However past that, I don’t know her, by no means met her and wasn’t in London and I’m the one South African actor in The Lion King.”

Regardless of the controversial remark from Meghan, John finally doesn’t assume the comparability was an “insult” to South Africa:

“There have been so many individuals that got here to South Africa who simply needed to fulfill with Nelson Mandela. At one stage we had been so bored about it, that we needed to do a Mandela cardboard cut-out in order that they may take an image with the cardboard cut-out. Mr Mandela was an enigma to South Africa and he was an elder. There was that added cultural dimension in assembly with him. You knew you had been assembly an elder, extra as a father than as a President. We used to name him ‘Dada’ which suggests Daddy. I actually wouldn’t need to name it an insult. It should be a pretend pas. There’s something Meghan is mixing up with.”

Marvel what Meghan has to say about all of this… Reactions, Perezcious readers? Do you assume this was merely a mishap or do you imagine the ex-royal lied in her interview? We are able to’t think about she needed such an ungainly scenario to come back following her reveal! Sound OFF along with your ideas on the controversy within the feedback (beneath).

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