After teasing fans to guess who the 2017 SAFTAs hosts will be, organizers of the prestigious South African Film and Television Awards have let the cat out of the bag.
While fans yearned to hear who will handle the mic on the awards night, Saftas grabbed the opportunity to put up a competition, asking fans to guess who the presenters are. In exchange for getting the right answer, free tickets were promised.
On Wednesday, multi-talented and award-winning star Katlego Maboe alongside smoking hot actress and TV personality Thando Thabethe were announced as the 2017 SAFTAs hosts.
Both presenters took to social media to share the exciting news on Wednesday;
So EXCITED to FINALLY announce that I together with @katlegomaboe will be your official hosts for the biggest night in film and television the #SAFTAs11 @saftassa …what an honor, what a privilege… catch the show LIVE on SABC2 8pm this Saturday…see you in SunCity 😘🤣🎉🎉🎉🦅🦅🦅 #SAFTAs11 #ThabootyxSAFTAs 🤗🤗
Maboe is returning as the host of the 11th annual event this weekend and will be joined by Generations: The Legacy actress and 5fm DJ Thando Thabethe as his co-host. Last year Maboe hosted the glitzy event alongside Minnie Dlamini.
Maboe is nominated under the Best TV Presenter category which he won last year. In this year’s nomination list, he will be competing with other talented personalities including – Tumi Morake, Sivuyile Ngesi, Bob Mabena, Chanley Wong, Laurian Nortje, Lawrence Maleka, Thembisa Mdoda and Masechaba Ndlovu.
The nominees were announced at a breakfast in Bryanston last month and the theme for the annual awards show is ‘SA has got it, let’s celebrate it’.
Meanwhile, flamboyant radio and TV personality Somgaga will return as the red carpet host on SABC 2. Bonang Matheba and Katlego “Kat” Sinivasan will then host the E! Africa red carpet.
For the first time, the awards will take place in Sun City on Saturday night. The awards ceremony will be held at Sun City on Saturday, 18 March and will be broadcast live on SABC 2 (DStv 192) at 20:00.