Get to know Expressions host Mxolisi Masango
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Actor and television personality Mxolisi Masango came to the
public’s attention for his role as Zach on SABC 2 soapie Generations: The
Legacy, but the star has been in the entertainment industry for years. He chats
to DRUM about his hosting gig on SABC 1’s Expressions, Generations and more.
What’s Expressions about?
It’s a youth current affairs show. We dare to challenge the
status quo. We’re an agent of transformation – a vehicle of change. Young
people are granted the opportunity to call in and share their views and be
How did you end up on
I started on Expressions this year in February after joining
SABC news and current affairs late last year.
Which one do you
enjoy the most, playing Zach on Generations: The Legacy or hosting Expressions?
Well these are both roles which I take very seriously, my
number one priority is to constantly grow my craft and gradually move towards
being the best at what I do. I’m working with a team of amazing individuals who
make executing these roles seamless.
If you weren't doing
what you’re doing now, where would you be?
I’d probably be chasing stories and deadlines at the office
because I’m a journalist by profession – having worked with news agencies both
here and abroad.
Tell us more about your
I worked extensively with broadcast media outlets here in SA
as a news anchor before I got a job with London-based TV channel Arise News. I
also worked with Turkish television organisation TRT World as a South African
news correspondent. Essentially I was tasked with telling South African stories
to the global community. I covered news events like the Oscar Pistorius trial
and many other SA news items on the global calendar.
What’s your dream for
My dream is to constantly grow in my art and appreciate what
I do every day. I would like to be a world-class broadcaster like my idol
What has been the
best time of your life?
I still think being a young person in SA right now makes for
being the best time of my life! I know there are many challenges we face on a
daily basis and there’s a long way to go, but we’re making great strides every
What has been the
27 February 2017 when I lost my dad.