After a decade-long presenting career on SABC1’s entertainment variety show, Selimathunzi, the time has come for Zizo Beda to bid her fans a warm and appreciative goodbye. Beda is passing on the baton to the show’s new presents, Khanya Mkangisa, and a new face to television, Tshenolo Seabi, who will make their first appearance on the show this coming Tuesday, 27 October 19:30.
“What a pleasure it has been to be part of the Selimathunzi family for all these years. A show rooted in its love of people and celebration of South Africa. I pursue my next opportunities with nothing but sincere gratitude for the unfailing support of our incredible audience. Ndiyabulela kuni nonke. To the new team, never forget that this platform is for the people. Love them, respect them and serve them. Truly wishing you all of the best,” says Beda.
Khanya Mkangisa and Lunga Shabalala will present in-studio, and cover red carpet events. “I grew up watching Selimathunzi, and it’s exciting to think that I am now part of this legacy,” says Mkangisa.
The other half of the presenting team will be Sphe Vazi and Tshenolo Seabi, and will concentrate on the field presenting. “Oh wow. I am extremely excited and humbled to be given this opportunity. It means so much to me because it proves that the Selimathunzi team believes and trusts in my potential. I’m definitely looking forward to this journey,” says Seabi.
The show’s executive producer, Baby Joe Correia, says; “Zizo will be hugely missed. She’s been a true professional and role model and loved by everyone. She has never once disappointed us.”
“The two new female presenters will provide an edge to the show by bringing in added glamour, hype and talk ability. Everybody is excited about the fresh injection to the show and we aim to build real stars out of them,” Correia adds.
Catch Selimathunzi every Tuesday at 19:30 (repeat on Wednesdays at 11:30) on SABC1.