METROFM Guest blogger

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce that its radio station METRO FM and TV channel SABC 1, will be paying tribute to the legendary Eddie Zondi who passed away on 16 June 2014.

This broadcast partnership, will showcase the power of two SABC brands in bringing about a fitting tribute to the homes of radio listeners and television viewers, simultaneously. The tribute will feature METRO FM’s Love Movement team, anchored by his close friend Wilson B Nkosi alongside Msizi Shembe, Sentle Lehoko, who took over the Romantic Repertoire following Eddies’ passing, and Mpho Madise (Mo G). They will each play an hour long love tunes set in remembrance of Eddie Zondi. METRO FM hosts, Thomas Msengana and Lerato Kganyago will be hosting the show.

The tribute will also include performances by a few artists from a long list of South African musicians that Eddie Zondi held dear to his heart. Jaziel Brothers, Donald and Moneoa will pay homage to the legend by performing songs which enjoyed healthy spins on the Romantic Repertoire when it was hosted by Eddie Zondi and are still playlisted on METRO FM and SABC 1 to date.

The tribute will take place on Saturday, 20 June 2020, between 22:00 – 02:00 live on SABC 1 and METRO FM. It can also be streamed around the world through METRO FM’s YouTube channel.

METRO FM Acting Station Manager, Mr Anthony Soglo stated “We trust that this tribute will enable us to create long lasting memories for the many people around the world who were touched by Eddie Zondi as well as our audiences. We are hopeful that it will keep his legacy alive and show his family how much we miss and appreciate him.”

SABC 1 Head of Channel, Mr Pumzile Zonke stated “Mr Eddie Makhosonke Zondi is a true icon that will always remain in our hearts and our minds. Therefore leveraging on the power of SABC’s largest television brand, SABC 1, in partnership with SABC’s coolest radio station in the country METRO FM, is an initiative befitting a broadcast of this nature for a radio legend of this magnitude. As SABC1, we believe that our viewers will tune in, in their numbers to enjoy this especial broadcast as we continue to keep his legacy alive”.

METRO FM has been paying tributes to Eddie Zondi annually, since his passing, in honour of his exceptional work in the music and broadcasting industry. Last year, the station hosted a Legends’ concert, which saw Chris Walker headlining the concert to pay homage to Eddie Zondi and his family.


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