‘Respect is earned and not given’, says Selimathunzi’s Siphesihle Vazi


The dynamic Siphesihle Vazi broke into the industry on SABC1’s Selimathunzi and boy, don’t the ladies love him.

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What has it been like being on Selimathunzi?

I’m having the time of my life! It’s like living a dream because everything is falling into place, just like I had planned it, and what excites me the most is that this is only the beginning for me. I just need to keep focused and disciplined.

What have you learnt from the show?

That the person that matters most is the viewer! We’ve always been about our viewers - it has taught that me respect is earned and not given, but most importantly Selimathunzi has taught me to be myself, no matter what.

You interview a lot of celebrities, which one has been your highlight and why?

I generally enjoy most of my interviews because it’s a constant challenge. I never know what answers I’ll get, even if it’s from my friends who’re also media personalities and that's the most fun because we keep it professional.

How do you set yourself apart from other male presenters?

I just stick to my true self; I'm that ‘boy from next door’ type of person. I could do a lot of things to set myself apart like have a funky hairdo or fashion sense, but it’s just not me.

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Any chance that we’re going to hear more of you on the radio?

Doing the Ukhozi FM gig guide on Fridays, has sure got me looking at a future in radio and when all my prayers get answered, rest assured you'll hear more of me on radio, but for now I'm keeping my prayer game on steroids and hoping for the best.

Pictures: Blake Woodhams

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