Mapaseka Mokwele hangs up mic

Radio presenter Mapaseka Mokwele on has lleft Kaya FM.
Radio presenter Mapaseka Mokwele on has lleft Kaya FM.

Radio maven Mapaseka Mokwele has hung up her mic as Kaya FM’s voice of reason after seven years.

Mokwela bid goodbye to Afropolitan listeners on Thursday as her hit Monday to Thursday primetime show Home with Mapaseka between 7PM and 8PM came to an end.

Kaya FM told Sowetan yesterday that a replacement for the spot had not been appointed yet and the programme manager will announce one in the next coming days.

“I’m going to miss my listeners,” Mokwele tersely told Sowetan yesterday as she was planning for her final show,

Over the years Home with Mapaseka has become a fan-favourite addressing serious to lighthearted issue affecting South Africans ranging from family, intimacy, parenting, sex and sexuality.

Central to the core of the show was not only the guests’ expert advice, but also the listeners’ opinions on the topics on the table.

“I will never be able to tell you what was my greatest highlight on the show. The seven years on their own were just a huge highlight and I enjoyed it,” Mokwele said

“Pin-pointing one thing over the other will be so difficult. The journey was just that amazing and I have grown so much over the years.

“I have had a lot of feedback from my listeners on what they are going through. I loved it.”

So what’s next for Mokwele?

“Life is next. The coach in me comes out. My love for coaching comes out,” she answered.

“I just submitted my last assignment in licence management, coaching and whatever else. So I will be continuing what’s on the show, but in a private space.”

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.