Boity takes the wheel

CityPress - - News - PHUTI MATHOBELA phuti.mathobela@city­press.co.za

South African TV view­ers who love their car shows will be de­lighted to learn that, hot on the heels of SABC3’s Driv­ing in Heels, Mzansi Magic has an­nounced a new show – Change Down – and South Africa’s sweet­heart, Boity Thulo, is be­hind the wheel.

The show was launched at Lang­hams Lifestyle Es­tate in Four­ways this week. It was great – ex­cept I nearly missed it. Thank­fully, we ar­rived just in time to catch ac­tress and TV pre­sen­ter Tumi Masemola mak­ing the guests feel at home.

Change Down, she told us, will be on DStv’s chan­nel 161 at 7pm from to­mor­row.

The star of the show was a clutch of gleam­ing Lam­borgh­i­nis. Jokes. It was Boity, of course. She’s co-host­ing Change Down with co­me­dian Skhumba, who didn’t man­age to make it to the launch. Mo­tor­ing meets lifestyle in this 13part se­ries that will show­case the flavour of South African mo­tor­ing, from ekasi to the sub­urbs, and fea­ture a va­ri­ety of wheels‚ from ba­sic rides to lux­ury cars.

The ac­tor and owner of the TV pro­duc­tion house Black Brain (and Masemola’s bae), Mandla Ng­con­g­wane, was at the launch and he’s part of the show’s pro­duc­tion team. The se­ries is sup­ported by petrol gi­ant BP.

Ac­tor and mu­si­cian Psyfo put in an ap­pear­ance, as did pre­sen­ter Ta­tum Lewis, who will guest star on Change Down.

But it was all about Boity, who looked fierce in a cor­po­rate-but-re­veal­ing black num­ber. De­lighted about her new gig, she took her time to thank the guests and her col­leagues on the show.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of cars, be sure to tune in be­cause view­ers will stand a chance to win a BMW gusheshe, an Audi A3 and hol­i­days, as well as a chance to be on the show.

PHOTOS: PHUTI MATHOBELA

GIMME GIMME GIMME Tumi Masemola, the MC at the event, poses with the bling mer­chan­dise

THE BOSS Ac­tor and busi­ness­man Mandla Ng­con­g­wane and Tebogo Mekoa, the head of mar­ket­ing at BP

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