Bongani Bingwa joins SABC as anchor

The SABC has signed up Bongani Bingwa to replace Peter Ndoro as its new prime time news co-anchor on SABC News (DStv 404). Bingwa who has been with M-Net’s (DStv 101) Carte Blanche for 11 years, has finally cut ties with the current affairs show.

The SABC says Bingwa will co-host the 18:00 to 21:00 timeslot on SABC News next to Francis Herd, starting from Monday, 12 March. This will include doing the SABC’s flagship English TV news bulletin at 21:00 that is simulcast on SABC3. “As part of our continued efforts to stay relevant in the highly dynamic and competitive broadcasting space, it is crucial that we recruit the best talent that will deliver cutting-edge news and current affairs programmes which are well researched, balanced and fair,” says Phathiswa Magopeni, the SABC’s new head of news and current affairs, about Bingwa’s hire.

Bingwa says, “I am excited to be part of the changes at the SABC and to join a team that will be creating a new legacy for the public broadcaster.” Meanwhile Peter Ndoro, fresh back on SABC News after taking time to “rest” following botched news reading attempts in January and February has been moved to anchoring on the SABC News channel in the afternoons between 15:00 and 18:00.