KZN pair among top five contenders for presenter

2011-04-15 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG’S Lungelo Sithole (24) and Lunga Shabalala (21), of Durban, are hoping that friends and family will be supporting them in their bid to host the popular SABC1 show, Selimathunzi.

Shabalala and Sithole have made it into the top five of the show’s nationwide presenter search, but now they have to rely on the support of the public to get the chance to present the youth variety programme alongside current Selimathunzi presenter Zizo Beda.

The other three hopefuls bidding for the presenting slot are Mndeni Ngcobo (22), of Cape Town; Maverick Komisa (22), of Bloemfontein; and Lawrence Maleka, (21) of Johannesburg.

Sithole, who works for the Msunduzi Municipality and lives in Imbali Unit 3, said that while he was nervous at the audition, he kept his cool.

“I did my thing and the judges were very impressed,” he said.

“I’m just pleading with the locals to vote for me. I’m fresh, energetic and have a youthful personality and of course have a face for TV.”

Sithole, who is known for his colourful personality and dancing skills in hip-hop circles around the city, said he fell in love with being in the limelight in 2008 when he started hosting gigs to spice up Pietermaritzburg’s night life.

To support Shabalala and Sithole in their bid to present Selimathunzi, simply send an SMS with the correct voting code to 33725.

Calls will be charged at R1,50 per SMS. The voting code for Lungelo Sithole is SELI 2, and for Lunga Shabalala SELI 4.

The voting lines will remain open for two weeks and the final results will be announced on Selimathunzi, which is broadcast on SABC1 on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm. — Witness Reporters.

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