Newzroom Afrika presenter Mpho Sithole, takes viewers a step closer to “Newsfeed AM” international affairs, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To Sithole, becoming a journalist has always been a lifelong dream.
“I was the youngster who always thought that everyone deserved justice, and the media would be the most important tool to use. I used to record updates on my TDK cassettes-listening to what was said, how it was said, what details it meant to me and the effect it had on my culture. My father is also a news junkie and a linguistic enthusiast, so my career choice was easy, “said Sithole.
She has been on Newzroom Afrika since the channel was launched, but before that, she worked on eNCA, on Radio 702 as a content producer and traffic reporter, then joined YFM before hosting a Power FM talk show.
“My TV career started at the ENCA, where I served as a news collector to eventually become an anchor. I also had a brief period as editor of “Afro Worldview,” she said.
Sithole said that she was grateful to be able to transmit accurate and important knowledge to the nation concerned.
“Now more than ever in these extraordinary times, it feels like a country ‘s responsibility with a renewed sense of civic activism. Accurate knowledge can be a matter of life and death. It’s crucial for people to monitor the news and make sure they ‘re not the target of false news, “Sithole said.
Sithole ‘s working day starts at 6:00 a.m.-she is actively meeting with her producers to expand her ideas.
“I absorb news on a regular basis through various media-always blogging, listening to the radio, watching my colleagues on Newzroom Afrika and foreign news channels. My job gives me the opportunity to learn something new every day. When I leave work, I listen to the radio in my car to actually watch TV news again when I get home and read a few stories in the local newspapers, “she said.
About the fame that comes with being a household name, Sithole is thankful that no one is screaming and asking for her autograph.
“Fortunately, it’s not the kind of attention that comes with being an actress or a musician, and there’s never been a moment when people are shouting and calling for autographs,” she said.
What the public doesn’t know about Sithole is that she’s a fitness freak. When she’s not reading the papers, she ‘s making her own kombucha.
“I’m a health fanatic; I’m brewing my own Kombucha, which is a fermented tea, and my husband’s name is also Mpho Sithole,” she said.
Catch Mpho Sithole on Newzroom Africa “Newsfeed AM,” weekdays from 9 am to 12 pm.