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Photo by Kwesi Yanful, courtesy of MIZIZI.

MIZIZI Has Released a Special Edition 'Lion King' Jersey in Collaboration with Disney

The sleek baseball jersey was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

MIZIZI returns with yet another timely collaboration—this time with Disney to commemorate the 25th anniversary of our childhood classic, The Lion King.

The African streetwear brand says through the jersey's kid sizes, it now has the opportunity to cater to the next generation of viewers of the upcoming live-action remake that's to open in theaters this week. "The Lion King marked many of our childhoods," the brand says in a statement. "Much before we were aware of our identities, it resonated with us."


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The black and gold baseball jersey has a tinge of tribal patters with both of the brands' logos on the front and a royal band on the left sleeve. At the bottom, you'll see a silhouette of Rafiki holding up young Simba. Wrapped around the back, notice more drawings of the elephants, giraffes and more animals of the savannah we know so well from the film. The back is also stamped with 1994 to commemorate the year The Lion King was originally released.

The MIZIZI x Lion King jersey will be available to order July 18 at 3:00 p.m. CST/4:00 p.m. EST on their website.

Take a closer look below.

Image courtesy of MIZIZI.

Image courtesy of MIZIZI.

Image courtesy of MIZIZI.

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Image by Gareth Jacobs.

A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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