Hlaudi will be on your TV screen soon

Talks on­go­ing with Moja Love on planned show

Sunday World - - Front Page - By Aubrey Mothombeni moth­ombe­nia@sun­day­world.co.za

South African TV view­ers could soon get a glimpse of the per­sonal life of for­mer SABC COO-turned-politi­cian Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng.

Sun­day World can ex­clu­sively re­veal that the con­tro­ver­sial pres­i­dent of the African Con­tent Move­ment has been ap­proached by a pro­duc­tion com­pany to lay bare his life on TV in what is said to be the first re­al­ity TV show fea­tur­ing a politi­cian.

Mot­soe­neng was ap­proached in July by Ke­abetswe Mokoena’s Pros­perita Pro­duc­tions and is said to be en­ter­tain­ing the idea.

But those close to him have said he is more in favour of a doc­u­men­tary about his life in­stead of a re­al­ity TV show.

The com­pany, it is be­lieved, has al­ready made a presentati­on to Moja Love, a chan­nel car­ried on pay TV ser­vice DStv, to gauge their in­ter­est in giv­ing Mot­soe­neng a plat­form to show­case his life now that he has failed to make it to par­lia­ment.

Mot­soe­neng con­tested the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions with his party but failed to se­cure a sin­gle par­lia­men­tary seat in the Na­tional As­sem­bly.

If con­cluded, the TV show will see Mot­soe­neng show­case his daily life.

Ac­cord­ing to those close to the politi­cian the show would also give South Africans a glimpse into Mot­soe­neng’s fam­ily life, in­clud­ing how he in­ter­acts with his daugh­ters and other peo­ple close to him.

Mot­soe­neng has con­firmed that he was ap­proached and is think­ing about the pro­posal.

“Yes, I was ap­proached by peo­ple who said they wanted

“Peo­ple want to know whether Mot­soe­neng wears py­ja­mas and what he eats”

to do a re­al­ity TV show with me. They said there was a chan­nel that wanted to do the show with me. But I told them I will think about it and that is where we left it,” said Mot­soe­neng.

Mokoena has con­firmed that they ap­proached both Moja Love and Mot­soe­neng to dis­cuss the idea.

“We are still in pre-pro­duc­tion at the mo­ment and noth­ing has been fi­nalised as yet... We are just wait­ing for the green light so that we can start with pro­duc­tion.

“If con­firmed, it’s go­ing to be historical be­cause Hlaudi is go­ing to be the first politi­cian and ex­ec­u­tive to have a re­al­ity show,” she said.

Mokoena fur­ther said that there was a huge in­ter­est from South Africans in Mot­soe­neng as an in­di­vid­ual, given his colour­ful life.

“Peo­ple want to know whether Mot­soe­neng wears py­ja­mas, what he eats for break­fast, lunch, and gen­er­ally what he gets up to from the morn­ing ,” said Mokoena.

She said they would give an up­date on the planned re­al­ity show in a week.

Moja Love chan­nel head Bokani Moyo con­firmed that the chan­nel was in­ter­ested in the re­al­ity show but said dis­cus­sions with the pro­duc­tion com­pany were on­go­ing.

/ Thu­lani Mbele

For­mer SABC COO Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng may get to give us a glimpse into his daily life.

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