Bongani Bingwa to take over from Redi Tlhabi
Primedia Broadcasting’s 702 has announced that well-known broadcast journalist, Bongani Bingwa will take over afternoon drive from Redi Tlhabi, who completed her final show with the radio station on June 30, 2017. Bingwa will start on Monday 10 July 2017.
This will be a return to 702 for Bingwa, as he has served as both a newsreader and host of Talk at Nine on the station in the past. He rejoins the station from Carte Blanche, where he has been a presenter and journalist for 10 years.
“Bongani has extensive experience in current affairs, both in the field and as an anchor and presenter,” says 702 station manager, Thabisile Mbete. “He has a very broad awareness of the issues that are affecting South Africans and we believe he has the personality and gravitas to drive our audiences home each weekday.”
“I’m certainly nervous but also itching to be back in a live environment – to be involved in the stories as they unfold,” says Bingwa. “I have loved analysing the news and unpacking the issues objectively on a Sunday night but I’m thrilled to be going back into a space where I can bring some more of my own personality to the show.”
For the next week, Night Talk host, Gugs Mhlungu, will stand in until Bingwa starts in his new role.
Other Primedia Broadcasting news
- DJ Alex Jay will be leaving his regular slot on 947 as host of Weekend Breakfast. Rob Vember will take this over from 15 July.
- On Saturdays, from 8 July, Weekend Breakfast will be followed by the Coca-Cola Top40SA to be hosted by Zweli and Mantsoe, who also host 947 Nights on the station.
- On Sundays from 9 July, 947 is taking away all interruptions 10am—6pm for #LoveSundays, giving listeners the most music to set the soundtrack to their Sundays.
- Eyewitness News (EWN) has appointed Lebogang Moeketsi and Charlotte Kilbane as news editors in their Joburg and Cape Town newsrooms.