SABC1's Manhunt contestants revealed
Cape Town – The 16 new contestants who will be taking part in the third season of Bar.One Manhunt on SABC1 have been revealed.
Nine are from Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds, four are from Cape Town, two from KwaZulu-Natal and one from East London.
The new season is moving from SABC3 to SABC1 when it starts on Tuesday, 30 July at 21:00 for 13 episodes, seeking to find the man with the most endurance in South Africa.
The previous two seasons saw injuries, drama, tears and medical emergencies in the Rapid Blue produced show, which has a new presenter this year in the form of actor and kwaito star Howza.
This season’s contestants announced on Friday night include Fadeem Mia (29) from Benoni, a project manager; Hilkia Jacobs (32) from Johannesburg, an engineer; Jefferson Lan (23) from Oranjezicht in Cape Town, a personal trainer and martial arts instructor; Johan Westervelt (27) from Centurion, a software engineer; and Jonathan Konkerman (32) from Durban, a high school rugby coach.
Also making the top 16 are Kimo Abrahams (34) from Woodstock, Cape Town, a personal trainer; Manqoba Kubheka (25) from Benoni, an auditor; Oz Lupuwana (25) from Craighall Park in Johannesburg, a beer merchant; Scotty Boyden (27) from Tamboerskloof, Cape Town who is a restaurant owner; and Sibusiso Khomola-ka-James (21) from Morningside in Durban who is a former gym receptionist.
Smith Mangena (27) from Soweto, an underwriting assistant; Steven Michelsen (28) from Llandudno in Cape Town, a surfer and filmmaker; Teboho Malatola (24) from Vosloorus, a fascilities manager; Zwelandile Magaya (35) from Dorchester Heights in East London, a police officer; Bongs Ndima (29) from Marshalltown, Johannesburg, a video editor; and Johannes Mapalakanye (28) from Kaalfontein in Midrand, a stock controller, also made the cut.
The show will be filmed across South Africa as well as one overseas location as in the previous seasons, with the contestants who have to endure gruelling physical and mental challenges.
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