Mngambi is a highly regarded broadcaster whose reputation has been forged on the frontlines of momentous historical events, says the show. This includes his coverage of the Marikana massacre to the recall of two presidents from office: Thabo Mbeki in 2008 and Jacob Zuma in 2018.

Over a television career of more than a decade, Mngambi has covered business, current affairs and politics for CNBC Africa and eNCA.

Along with the morning news slot, Mngambi will host a new show on Sundays between 15:00 and 18:00. Newzroom Afrika's news director Katy Katopodis says she is thrilled to welcome Mngambi to the team.

"He is a consummate professional whose depth of experience and knowledge make him an authoritative voice on South African current affairs. We're very happy that Mngambi has chosen Newzroom Afrika as the platform for the next chapter in his stellar career," says Katopodis.

Mngambi says he is 'looking forward to working with Newzroom Afrika's dynamic group of journalists'. "There is a refreshing energy and passion in the way they go about their work and I love the channel's emphasis on putting people at the heart of the story," says Mngambi.

"I'm excited about the possibilities ahead, both for myself and Newzroom Afrika," Mngambi concludes.

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