Khanya Mkangisa dishes the 4-1-1 on Selimathunzi.
Selimathunzi Season 30 Tuesdays SABC1 (*191) 19:30
Lifestyle show Selimathunzi (1996current) is popping the bubbly on Tuesday 25 July as season 30 kicks off. But don’t think that it’s glitzand- glam red- carpet events all the time. Presenters Khanya Mkangisa (Aphiwe in Isidingo, see p23), Lunga Shabalala, Sphe Vazi and Tshenolo Seabi also dedicate time to helping fans prepare for their matric dances and celebrate their birthdays. “We are a small team but we get the work done,” laughs Khanya. “Selimathunzi has loads of variety over its seasons, so we get to travel to every kind of event, from flashy to not-so-flashy. We basically cover all types and that is what makes it an exciting job,” says Khanya. And she’s loving the flow too – “The show is unscripted and improvised. We think on our feet, talk to the people on camera and just have fun. We shoot and enjoy moments as they’re happening,” adds the presenter.
Selimathunzi’s current faces (from left): Tshenolo Seabi, Sphe Vazi and Khanya Mkangisa. Lunga Shabalala rounds off the presenting team.