Breakfast with Martin Bester officially welcomes Xola Ntshinga to Mzansi’s favourite radio family to wake-up to. Ntshinga already has experience as a breakfast team member, having filled in for Elma Smit while she led the production team in the Springboks’ camp during the recent British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa.
Ntshinga joins Jacaranda FM as an experienced broadcast presenter and MC with a fierce passion for rugby. He is a self-confessed coffee-aficionado, father to two daughters, and dabbles in a bit of guitar playing when he’s not gracing Mzansi’s screens or airwaves.
“I really admire Elma, she’s the ultimate professional and she’s especially loved in the sports world. Although I won’t get to work with her here at Jacaranda FM, I’ll make sure Martin and Liesl are in great company, and that our listeners have the best sport information and commentary.” Says Ntshinga
Xola replaces Elma as she shifts focus to other projects, both domestically and further afield. “I’d like to thank my Jacaranda FM family and our incredible listeners for their loyal support, and the amazing journey I got to be part of over the last 4 years. I will always be a fan of the station, and I treasure the fond memories and many friends I made. My journey in radio started when I was only in high school and the medium will always hold a special place in my heart. I consider this a break – not a break-up,” comments Smit.
“Naturally it’s hard for us to say goodbye to a valued team member like Elma, but we are very excited to welcome Xola to our morning programming. He did a phenomenal job of stepping into Elma’s shoes whilst she was on tour, and we’re very confident that Mzansi is going to love him as much as we do!” Comments Deirdre King, Managing Director of Jacaranda FM.