Bongani Bingwa leaves Carte Blanche to join SABC as anchor

Bongani Bingwa leaves Carte Blanche to join SABC as anchor

The SABC has signed up Bongani Bingwa to replace Peter Ndoro as its new prime time news co-anchor on SABC News (DStv 404). by Thinus Ferreira

Bingwa who has been with M-Net's (DStv 101) Carte Blanche for 11 years, has finally cut ties with the current affairs show.

He continued making appearances on Carte Blanche the past few months despite joining Primedia's 702 radio station in July 2017 for a regular presenter slot that made him less available to travel and film inserts. But despite joining the SABC he's just dropping Carte Blanche and will continue with his radio show.

The SABC says Bingwa will co-host the 18:00 to 21:00 timeslot on SABC News next to Francis Herd, starting from Monday, 12 March.
This will include doing the SABC's flagship English TV news bulletin at 21:00 that is simulcast on SABC3.

"As part of our continued efforts to stay relevant in the highly dynamic and competitive broadcasting space, it is crucial that we recruit the best talent that will deliver cutting-edge news and current affairs programmes which are well researched, balanced and fair," says Phathiswa Magopeni, the SABC's new head of news and current affairs, about Bingwa's hire.

The SABC says Bingwa brings to the public broadcaster a wealth of knowledge in journalism for both radio and television news and current affairs.

Bingwa says: "I am excited to be part of the changes at the SABC and to join a team that will be creating a new legacy for the public broadcaster."

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