Anele Mdoda has resigned from her show on SABC 3 Real Talk with Anele.
According to a statement issued by the SABC, Anele’s final live show will be on 8 June 2018.
“I feel, for my own growth, it is time to leave the show and to focus on my career ambitions,” Anele said.
The 34-year-old has been on the much loved talk show for two years and won the Safta for Best Talk Show in 2016.
However the show took a hit when it was revealed that then Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini appeared paid R500k in order to be interviewed on the show.
SABC 3 also suffered a loss in viewership in 2016.“With too low viewership to make the top 20, the local SABC3 TV flops range from the panned Divas of Jozi (replacing Survivor), Top Chef South Africa, The Sober Companion, Fun-Natix and Frontier Vets, to the new local weekday talk shows like Anele Mdoda’s Real Talk, Jason Goliath’s Larger Than Life and the panel talk show Trending.”
SABC has said “it together with Cheeky Media wishes to once again thank Anele for her dedication on the show in the past two years and wishes her well in all her future endeavours.”
Anele has not yet spoken out about any other reasons for her leaving show.