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MBABANE – eNCA anchor and former Channel YemaSwati newsreader, Simphiwe Ncongwane has announced that he will be joining the Metro FM family.


Metro FM is a South African national radio station owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The station broadcasts on FM Stereo as well as the DStv Bouquet Channel 801. “I’m making a radio comeback this year with my Metro FM debut. I will start on weekends for now alongside Lulo Cafe and Lamiez Holworthy on Saturday afternoons on the Penthouse Sessions, and alongside Sentle Lehoko on the Romantic Repertoire on Sunday afternoons,” read his post on Facebook on his handle, Simzz Ncongwane .


When he was reached for a comment he said “I approached the Metro FM station manager early last year, to engage with her about me potentially joining Metro. It turned out I came late because the line-up had already been created for the year. She told me to check with her again this year and so I did. We had a fruitful chat and as they say, the rest is history. This is a re-entry into the radio space for me, having started at SAfm and Radio 2000 back in 2015, but I left after a couple of years because I got overwhelmed with TV commitments, studying and business. It feels awesome to be back on radio, on a much bigger platform as Metro FM.”


Ncongwane seems to have become an all-round broadcast after bagging the Metro FM gig. Swati-born Ncongwane will begin his journey this coming Saturday and will be reading the news followed by a stint with Lulo Café and Lamiez Holworthy. He has worked at eNCA news channel, before that he was a sub-editor and News anchor at SA FM. He was also a Spokesperson/Private Secretary in the Minister’s Office in the Kingdom of Eswatini Government. After finishing his high school at the Roman Catholic all-boys school, Salesian High School he went on to study Law at University of Eswatini (UNESWA) and then proceeded to the University of South Africa.


He worked for the local TV station, Channel YemaSwati for five years before joining eNCA, as a news anchor and also did subediting at the station. He helped in the editing of scripts from reporters at all the SABC regions throughout the country, before preparing them for on-air presentation. In the post he also mentioned that the move into radio which was back in 2015 into SAfm was inspired by his insatiable thirst for treading on the virgin ground. He had never done radio but was fascinated by the fact that it is so interactive. Listeners called in to weigh in on the subject of the day and create a dialogue between the listening communities. SAfm is a national, English-language public radio station in South Africa. It has been operated by the South African Broadcasting Corporation since its founding in 1936.



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