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Nontombi will not be missed

By Zenoyise Madikwa | Feb 17, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 69 ]

I'M GOING to just say it - Real Goboza looks much better without Brenda "Nontombi" Ngxoli.

No more butchered Xhosa, out of place accent and celeb boot-leaking.

She was too much of a groupie to co-host a gossip show of Real Gobhoza's caliber.

Oh how I love the way the TV gods listen to viewers' prayers. Look, I have nothing personal against Ngxoli; she is an excellent actress, but that's where it ends. She should never try TV presenting again.

I have to say though, I am happy that the rumours about Somizi taking over from her did not come to fruition . I simply would not tolerate having him on my TV screen for more than 20 minutes - and on my favourite show.

What of his clumsy handling of the queen's language, inane and vindictive comments?

Like with Ngxoli, it was going to be a tall task for him to match the handsomer than thou Phat Joe's unique brand of humour. Joe, in a class of his own, is easy on the eye, funny and sounds like he was created to do the show.

It is a good thing that he is the only host. The move brought class to a show that was slowly going to the dogs.

Thanks God for Joe.

Each week on Tuesday afternoon I get some good old-fashioned belly laughs as I watch him offer his unapologetic critiques of celebrity dirt.

Talking about being unapologetic, I was excited to watch Alexis Shangana on the same show analysing the J&B Met fashion mishaps. How I wish she could be a permanent feature on the show, dishing out fashion critique. We really need someone who has an authoritative voice in the field. For a long time we've had to put up with second grade analysts.

With Shangana one could sense that the analysis was done by someone who was not there to promote her own personality cult.

We were not subjected to the usual drivel of vindictive, self-promoting analysts who were given a platform just because they are known for having a poisonous tongue or are friends with the powers that be in Real Gobhoza.

Shangana came across as someone who is very knowledgeable about fashion. The way she analysed the J&B's most low-profile moments and fashion choices, was very clean. She was eloquent, had no holy cows and was fair.

I'm sure even the people she criticised laughed the criticism off because it was not meant to destroy but to entertain.

Viewers are becoming more and more fastidious .

With Dstv's imported high quality shows and e.tv upping its game, SABC cannot afford to be found wanting. The public broadcaster needs to have people who know their story.

This could be achieved through creating space for other celebs. The pool of celebs the channel is using is boring.

Catch Real Gobhoza on SABC1, every Tuesdays at 18:00pm.

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Eish jah, in SA it means to be on TV u must speak the model C schools. @Galfrend I agree with u but unfortunately we dont recognise our own ppl instead we want someone who is like an American nxxxx.

I am a proud African n I didnt see anything wrong with Brenda n I believe its because she doesnt have an English accent n thats all. We are a lost Nation if we will judge our ppl based on how they speak a foreign language instead of embracing our own mother tongue languages.

Feb 27, 2012 3:50 | 0 replies

Haai ke,mna ndik' khumbula Nontombi.uZinoyise u phethwe ku kusa xha!

Feb 17, 2012 12:16 | 0 replies

ENGRISH IS KILLLLING ME .BHWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKWAKWAKWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !! ayeye reporter, bloggers are angry nw11

some are even failing to spell correctly hahahahahaaaaa additer - editor....lol

Feb 17, 2012 12:3 | 0 replies

Mxxmmm....Zanoyise stupd report, may be you want to be fame by using bad comments by this Girl.Why sowetan additer published this nonsense thing?

Feb 17, 2012 11:55 | 0 replies

I love Brenda Ngxoli ,that goes for her acting and presenting anyone who has a problem with that can go jumb off a cliff

Feb 17, 2012 11:52 | 0 replies

- I actually liked Brenda, and i think she brang something new on TV, on the presenting side of things.

- The way she presented, was just her unique way of doing things which made the show came alive

- i think the writer has it in for Brenda........UNOMONA! iNKosi ikusize

Feb 17, 2012 11:49 | 0 replies

Zanoyise you are so jealosy of Branda, that girl is good no matter wht s#..t you write about her this is the second time I read a negetve comment from you to Branda.Wakwenzani? plz tell us...we are sick and tired of you bad comments here.May be uthengwe ngulo-Shangane to speak nice about him\her

Feb 17, 2012 11:47 | 0 replies

big ups Brenda

Feb 17, 2012 11:38 | 0 replies

@clvee
not in that way wena mann!!!

Feb 17, 2012 11:26 | 0 replies

Ok I feel isolated--------- I hardly watch SABC 1

Feb 17, 2012 11:26 | 0 replies

is she a lisbian or double adaptor?

Feb 17, 2012 11:25 | 0 replies