In this week’s news… one of the most written about stories this past week is the news that Bonang will be hosting a reality show called Clash Of The Choirs. This is an adaptation of a US show, which had the likes of Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton in its cast.
The show will be aired on Mzansi Magic, a surprise considering that Bonang is “sabc 1″ and Mzansi Magic, at one point tried to position themselves as a Fo Sho competitor. In her interview with Real Magazine, Bonang revealed that she has a new show coming up on SABC 1, which covers entertainment news and fashion. Well, I hope it comes soon coz I’m so not seeing the connection between her and a choir show… maybe that’s why SABC 1 allowed it… it makes a little sense.
How the show works:
Seven musical celebrities will travel to a designated province to audition up-and-coming amateur choirs.
The successful choirs return to Johannesburg with their celebrity choir master to compete against other celebrity headed choirs in a nine week musical bonanza where R250 000 is up for grabs for the charity of their choice.
Audition dates are yet to be announced so if you are in a choir, keep it locked, we’ll let you know of dates when we find out.
In other news… Prosper Mkwaiwa and Tina were allegedly shot by a man who demanded they have sex while he watched. Luckily they were only shot in their legs… right legs and Prosper managed to fight the guy off. Kuthiwa they were at Morula Sun when this happened…
Thank goodness the couple is safe and sound. Sick world we live in.
On a side note… a friend of mine sent a message saying she wouldn’t be surprised if they were fighting bona and there was no gunman. I don’t imagine Prosper to be the gun type so I’m not too convince of this theory.
If you want something to go TJO about… read this week’s Drum with Kelly Khumalo on the cover
Like, the whole interview is about Jub Jub… It’s so sad that little angel is caught in the middle of this childish war and it’s heartbreaking that no one on Kelly’s team, whether it’s friends or family is wise enough to advise her to be the adult in this whole mess and let the JubJub slander end with the book. This whole thing is going too far… one of them needs to put a stop to it manje… sekwanele.
The most shocking statement was about her telling DRUM she’ll never allow Mama Jacky to see her son..
“Even if it was her dying wish to see him. It would never happen. Besides, she hardly has a good track record when it comes to raising boys, does she? Just look at her son.”
Awu kodwa Jesu… is this necessary? I’d love to know what Jub Jub and Kelly will tell Christian when he’s old enough to read everything they’ve been saying about each other in the media.
In happier news…
Congratulations to Leleti Khumalo on her recent wedding. Check out pics in the latest Drum. Beautiful bride, we wish her all the happiness.
In a statement released yesterday, the Presidency explained why President Jacob Zuma dropped charges against Zapiro:
President Jacob Zuma withdrew his claim for damages against cartoonist “Zapiro” to avoid setting a legal precedent, the presidency said on Sunday.
“The president… would like to avoid setting a legal precedent that may have the effect of limiting the public exercise of free speech, with the unforeseen consequences this may have on our media, public commentators and citizens,” his spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Sunday.
He said Zuma had decided to withdraw his claim, made in December 2008, against Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro and Avusa Media, the publishers of The Sunday Times, and the newspaper’s editor at the time Mondli Makhanya “after careful consideration and consultation with his legal team”.
He had also decided to make a contribution to their costs.
“It is the president’s view that a legal battle against individuals and institutions will be an unnecessary diversion,” said Maharaj.
Zuma would rather encourage the people he was taking action against to become partners in efforts to address the problems facing the country, and to get South Africans to reach out to each other across historical divides to forge a common nationhood, “putting the country first.”
Zuma had sought R5 million in damages for defamation and impairment of his personal dignity over the publication of Zapiro’s Lady Justice rape cartoon in September 2008. IOL
Ayi, Mzansi, Happy Monday