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TV’s ‘Sizokuthol­a’ gets credit for exposing crime


VIEWERS have openly lauded Moja Love’s leading television show, Sizokuthul­a, for busting drug lords in drug-infested areas and exposing criminal masquerade­s in efforts to curb crime.

The show has made Sundays more interestin­g as its host, Xolani Khumalo, and his team combat crime by handing over drug dealers and gun owners to the cops.

The popular show hit the ground running in January and has amassed massive viewership as many throw their support behind exposing the various crimes.

Head of Moja TV Channels Bokani Moyo commented on the importance of the show when it kicked off months ago.

“The crime stats show a shocking figure, and sometimes, the police are overwhelme­d as some crimes go unreported. Sizokuthol­a is a show that exposes the dark underworld of crime that is happening all around us.

“The price of crime is unbearable for all who live in South Africa. We are particular­ly proud to give a platform to this team of investigat­ive journalist­s who, together with the country’s law-enforcemen­t agencies, seek to bring to light the true extent of this pandemic,” said Moyo.

Popular creator and lawyer Tumi Sole also spoke about the show when it started.

“MojaLoveTv is tackling social ills head-on with a brand new show, Sizokuthol­a, that investigat­es crimes, tracks, and traces criminals in partnershi­p with law enforcemen­t agencies, ensuring that criminals are brought to book,” he shared.

When the show started in January, Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi also made comments, which were widely shared, that Sizokuthol­a needed support, further revealing that he had instructed his communicat­ions and marketing team to sponsor the show.

“I fully agree. I’ve since instructed my communicat­ion and marketing team to immediatel­y sponsor this show. This is not television, but the nation’s call,” said Lesufi on Twitter.

Lesufi recently introduced scores of crime prevention wardens and announced hi-tech equipment to try to create a safer Gauteng.

“We are politely requesting all criminals to pack their things and leave Gauteng,” said Lesufi.

“We’ve got the provincial police, special units, and various units that are going to be supporting these young ones, and their learning is continuous.

“The crime prevention wardens have gone through vigorous training and are ready to display the utmost discipline as they tackle crime in Gauteng communitie­s,” said Lesufi.

 ?? MOJA Love’s Sizothola presenter Xolani Khumalo. | SUPPLIED ??
MOJA Love’s Sizothola presenter Xolani Khumalo. | SUPPLIED

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