M-Net’s youth channel Vuzu, part of the DStv pay-TV bouquet, announced today that it is parting ways with presenter Nonhle Thema. According to a press statement, Thema and Vzuzu “have mutually decided to put their on-screen relationship on hold’.
Thema has been a familiar face on Vuzu for the past two years after several stints on M-Net’s Channel O. More recently she has been hosting entertainment gossip magazine show V Entertainment, and had her own reality show, Nonhle goes to Hollywood.
In the press statement Solly Moeng, acting channel head of Vuzu, says Thema will be pursuing her own projects for now. “Vuzu is a dynamic brand which gives young talent the opportunity to shine on television. It’s our vision to launch the careers of many more local personalities while we continue to enthrall our viewers with the entertainment Vuzu has become famous for.
“Vuzu stars such as Nonhle have contributed to making Vuzu the second coolest TV channel in the country, as voted for by participants in this year’s Sunday Times Generation Y research. Vuzu would like to thank Nonhle for her contributions to the channel and wishes her well with her new ventures.”
Nonhle commends M-Net for giving her her big break into the industry. “It has been great being a part of Channel O and Vuzu, but it’s time to move on. I will always have fond memories of the shows and people I worked with and look forward to a bright future for me and the channels. We need to keep on growing.”