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Moleli' s a prime time hit

By unknown | Feb 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

New kid on the competitive electronic media landscape McFarlane Moleli's star keeps rising and now he is ready to ride the crest of the television wave.

The former YFM newsreader has just scored another big one at the SABC. He has been appointed anchor of the 7pm news bulletin on SABC3.

The slot was formerly anchored by leading broadcasters. One of them was Lerato Mbele, who is now plying her trade at the newly-launched satellite channel CNBC Africa.

Moleli was appointed a co-anchor of SABC's Pan African current affairs channel SABC Africa last year.

That slot was left vacant when Peter Ndoro jumped ship to join CNBC Africa.

Moleli retains the prime current-affairs slot on SABC Africa with Desiree Makote.

Moleli said yesterday that working for SABC Africa as well as SABC3 was challenging in terms of the style of presenting the news since the audiences are completely different.

Moleli explained: "When presenting the news for SABC Africa, I have to take into account the fact that I am delivering news to the rest of the African continent.

"Some of the people listening to me do not speak English as a first language and this requires me to read slower and to be articulate at the same time.

"When it comes to the SABC3 on the other hand it is a totally different experience altogether, and the pressure also comes from the fact that this is prime-time news.

"But you know what, work is work and it has to be done right at the end of the day," he said.

Moleli is the second black male to present prime-time news on SABC3, and at 27, he is also the youngest.

Xolani Gwala, who is soon going to work for a television station in Israel, previously presented the SABC3 7pm news.


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