TVSA can confirm that evangelist, businesswoman and presenter Zanele Mbokazi
will be hosting a new talk show on SABC1 called Khwezela/Rekindle with Zanele Mbokazi.
The series premieres on Sunday, 10 June at 17h30 and covers relationships from a Christian perspective.
First look at the set.
Zanele, who's best known for creating the annual Crown Gospel Music Awards
, has been running Khwezela relationship seminars since 2008 and sees the series as an extension of the workshops to reach a wider audience.
"The divorce rate is alarming," she says. "When I went through my divorce, I realised so much that I could have done differently if I had been better equipped. Therefore I promised myself that I would push to assist single's to understand themselves and the institution of marriage before they make their vows.
"Though I know no-one has a perfect formula for a successful divorce-proof marriage, it is important to emphasise that the show will use God and His Word as the ultimate compass and guide on all relationship issues.”
In addition to her seminars Zanele recently released a book titled Before The Vows which she co-wrote with her second husband Bishop Mpendulo Nkambule, who she married in August last year.
Zanele started her broadcasting career in radio, hosting popular gospel and talk shows on Ukhozi FM in the mid-1990's. She made her TV debut in the late 1990's as a news and current affairs presenter for SABC1 and went on to host Gospel Gold until 2007 when she moved into producing the show instead.
She guest judged on the first season of I Want To Sing Gospel
and in 2010 she hosted the first season of the ONE Gospel reality competition Shine.
She's also been at centre of various controversies including a court battle with The Sunday World
, a beef with evangelist Pastor Dube, rumours of an affair
two years ago and a blackmail plot by two policemen who we arrested earlier this year
Her wedding to Bishop Nkambule aired on Top Billing
last year and she retained her surname after they tied the knot. Zanele hasn't changed her name to Mbokazi-Nkambule but remains Mbokazi.