Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sbu Ngalwa exiting Newzroom Afrika as political editor and jumping to EWN replacing Mahlatse Mahlase as editor-in-chief.

by Thinus Ferreira

Sbu Ngalwa is exiting Newzroom Afrika (DStv 405) where he was the political editor and is jumping to Primedia's Eyewitness News (EWN) as its new editor-in-chief, replacing Mahlatse Mahlase as editor-in-chief from 10 January 2022.

Sbu Ngalwa who is currently also the chairperson of the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) says in a statement about his exit from Newzroom Afrika and joining EWN "I'm excited to be part of the Eyewitness News team".

"I believe Mahlatse Mahlase is leaving behind a solid team and a firm foundation on which to build. As we move into a digital future, I believe EWN is the best platform – through audio and digital news content – to produce trusted quality journalism and to continue to cultivate the best talent in the media industry".

Geraint Crwys-Williams, Primedia Broadcasting chairperson, says "Primedia believes that a strong newsroom gives a voice to South Africans and holds to account those in positions of authority".

"Sbu Ngalwa is a trusted journalist whose body of work stands testimony to those values. We welcome Sbu to Primedia as we embark on a digital journey that will amplify our brands and see us innovate and enrich our audience's journey".

Newzroom Afrika has not made any announcement about who will be acting as political editor from 2022 at the TV news channel or a new replacement for the position.