John Kani is set to plat Rafiki.

Following the recent a reveal of the epic cast of remake Disney’s 'The Lion King', which includes Mzansi’s veteran actor, director and playwright John Kani.

The new live film action Disney's 1994 animated film also features singer and actress Beyonce Knowles, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver.

Kani plays Rafiki, while Beyonce plays Nala, and Alfre Woodard voices the character of Simba's mother Sarabi.

Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie follows the storyline of the 1994 animated film, in which a young lion named Simba grows up on the African savanna after his uncle Scar conspires to usurp his father Mufasa's place as king.

But it was this headline that really got  Mzansi's tongues wagging on Twitter "Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King":

Actor, model and television presenter Maps Maponyane took it upon himself correct the headline:

And a lot of Kani fans concurred: IOL