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DStv launches Easter pop-up channel

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This past week was tense for many South Africans. While the country waited for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give an update on possible restrictions over the coming Easter weekend, many wondered if they would need to cancel travel plans.

And while they don’t have to, many others are happy they can stay home with their families. If you are a part of the latter group, you are going to need options galore on what to watch. One Gospel (channel 331) is hosting a moving musical journey that follows Jesus’ last hours through song and scripture.


It premieres on Friday, April 2, from 8am to 10am, with a rebroadcast on Monday, April 5, from 11am to 1pm. Artists include Brian Temba, Keke Phoofolo, Vicky Vilakazi and Lulama Lallo.

Dumisa (channel 340) is also offering an Easter special. Mantswe A Supileng features pastors from different denominations focusing on Jesus’ last seven sayings, with choir-led worship. On TBN Africa (channel 343), a wealth of Easter content awaits, from a conference with Pastor Bert Pretorius of 3C Ministries to an exploration of the “State of Faith”. If you miss “Magdalena”, the movie, on Friday, April 2, you can catch it on Catch Up.

On Good Friday, TBN Africa (channel 343) will feature some gospel big hitters, such as selections from Nick Hall, founder of the Pulse Movement, and an inspirational evening of praise from Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado. The channel will also showcase a six-part series called “Inexplicable”, on how Christianity spread across the world.

In other news – Idols season 9 runner up Brenden Praise robbed

This is not the best week for Idols Season 9 runner-up Brenden Praise. The South African soulful singer has lost his work.

Mpoomy Ledwaba and Brenden Praise

He was robbed in Sandton yesterday while he was out with his family.  Learn more

Source: IOL