Monday, July 16, 2018

New season of the Xitonga talk show, Vusaseki, starting on SABC2 with new presenter Timiya Mhlari as the public broadcaster works at increasing its Tsonga language content.

A new season of the emotainment Xitonga TV talk show, Vusaseki will start on SABC2 on Tuesday 17 July at 20:30, this time with Timiya Mhlari as the new presenter as the South African public broadcaster works at increasing the Tsonga language content on the SABC.

The SABC says Vusaseki aim is to "guide viewers from the dark to the light" and that a new season has bee commissioned since it performed well previously.

The new season of Vusaseki will have a new title sequence with the SABC that says discussion topics will be appealing beyond the Tsonga spoken in the show.

"The return of Vusaseki highlights the seriousness that the SABC takes to meeting the language mandate in ensuring that every culture is taken care of," says the public broadcaster.

"Timiya is quite a seasoned broadcaster and her command of the language makes her a perfect fit for this show. One of our key pillars talks to identity and it is programmes like Vusaseki will assist in engaging the viewers on cultural issues in the modern South Africa," says SABC2.

Timiya Mhlari (36) hails from Elim, a small village in Makhado, in the Limpopo province and started her TV career in 2002 as a presenter on SABC2's educational programme, Take 5.

Timiya can converse in all 11 South African languages and speaks one Zimbabwean language.