Bongani Bingwa bids farewell to Carte Blanche after 11 years

Bongani Bingwa bids farewell to Carte Blanche after 11 years

- Bongani Bingwa has been with M-Net's Carte Blanche show for 11 years

- He will be leaving them in order to be a news anchor on SABC News

- Carte Blanche has wished him well in his new position

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Bongani Bingwa is leaving Carte Blanche to take up a position as the SABC's 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, will replace Peter Ndoro in the 18:00 to 21:00 timeslot on SABC News.

Peter Ndoro will remain with the SABC, but is moving to the afternoon slot between 15:00 and 18:00.

Bingwa joined Primedia's 702 radio station in July 2017 for a regular presenter slot that made him less available to travel and film inserts, but is only leaving Carte Blanche to make room for the SABC position.

He will take up the slot alongside co-host Francis Herd, starting from Monday, 12 March, learned.

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His job 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," Phathiswa Magopeni, the SABC's new head of news and current affairs, said.

The SABC added Bingwa brings to the public broadcaster a wealth of knowledge in journalism for both radio and television news and current affairs.

"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," Bingwa said.

"Bongani has been a great asset to Carte Blanche since starting his television journalism career with M-Net's multiple award-winning current affairs programme a decade ago. We are proud of his achievements and would like to thank him for his contribution to Carte Blanche over the years," M-Net said in a statement.

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