Selimathunzi presenters: Where are they now?

2014-10-05 15:00

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Almost 20 years on, Selimathunzi is still one of the nation’s most loved TV shows.

Dosto Noge (1996-2004)

Noge was roped in to hold down the fort while the producers were looking for suitable presenters in 1996 just months after the show had started.

His involvement in shows like Shell Road to Fame and Ezimtoti were instrumental in “Baby” Joe Correia approaching him to join Selimathunzi.

Noge ended up staying on the show longer than he “had expected” and left in 2004 to pursue other interests, including being part of SABC management. He later moved on to become champion of the people on Speak Out from 2008 to 2010. He is now the campus manager at Sedibeng College and says it is a career choice he does not regret.

Zam Nkosi (1996-1999)

Nkosi says he was with the show for a little more than three years, although he remains one of Selimathunzi’s most famous faces. He left to focus on his own production company, which was responsible for shows such as Mojo, produced and co-hosted with his wife, Nkhensani Nkosi, creator of the Stoned Cherrie fashion label. He has since sold his stake in the Red Pepper production house and studio, and focuses on running a diversified investment company that specialises in buying and selling businesses.

Kaos Matu (1999-2011)

Soweto-born Matu spent 12 years on the show alongside Noge, Nkosi, Makoanyane and Brown, and

decided to leave the show to allow others a spot in the limelight. Before Selimathunzi, Matu had various stints as presenter of shows such as Zap Mag, Mini TV and Junior Topsport. He is the ambassador of the Avon male fragrance, Mesmerize, and recently appeared on Selimathunzi as a guest presenter.

“After almost 20 years on TV, there comes a time when your privacy and life away from the camera becomes the next best thing,” says the longest-serving presenter of the show.

Sebolelo Makoanyane (2003-2008)

Sports anchor and enthusiast Sebolelo Makoanyane replaced Noge in 2003 and was part of Selimathunzi until 2008. Before Selimathunzi, she was part of the ground-breaking weird and wacky breakfast programme, The Toasty Show, on She went to 94.7 Highveld Stereo to focus on sports and is a sports presenter on the SABC.

Caroline Fassie (various)

Caroline Fassie was an occasional presenter of Selimathunzi just after 2000. She now works for the SABC’s department of music rights.

Brown Matsime (1998-2008)

Matsime was the husky-voiced presenter who co-hosted the show with Matu and Makoanyane. He was accused of repeatedly failing to turn up for work and was subsequently shown the door. He died at the Pretoria West Hospital in 2009 after an undisclosed illness.

Lunga Shabalala (2011-current)

Pietermaritzburg-born model Shabalala became one of the presenters of Selimathunzi through a countrywide presenter search in 2011. He beat other hopefuls and emerged as the winner to replace Matu as the male presenter of the show.

Zizo Beda (2008-current)

Eastern-Cape born Beda started her career as a model after winning Miss Teen SA in 2006 and was a TV presenter on YOTV before Correia snapped her up in 2008. She counts the down-to-earth Matu as her mentor and says he helped her during her early days on the show. She now co-hosts Selimathunzi with model Shabalala.

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