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Sizokuthola host, Xolani Khumalo. Image from Twitter@@x_khumalo

From one Xolani to another: ‘Sizok’thola’ to return with a new host

Moja Love’s drug-busting show, Sizok’thola, is returning for another season and with a new, host Xolani Maphanga.

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Sizokuthola host, Xolani Khumalo. Image from Twitter@@x_khumalo

Xolani Maphanga is set to take over the Sizok’thola hosting reigns from his namesake, Xolani Khumalo, when the show returns on Moja Love.

Khumalo, who was fired by the channel last year, is currently on trial for the murder of Robert Varrie who died during a recording of the drug-busting show.


With the much-loved show’s return, X-Repo host, Maphanga, will be the new presenter.

“I have seen the affect of drugs on the youth, including how they leave families scarred for life, and it [is a] great honour to contribute to a social justice programme and a show that tackles the problem of drugs head on. This is a fight we cannot win alone, so we will be working closely with communities and law enforcement to fight [against] drugs in our communities,” he said. 

In a statement, co-heads of the Channel, Shoki Zama and Livhuwani Dagada, said they looked forward to airing the show again to contribute to the fight against drugs.

“We are excited about the return of one of our flagship shows Sizok’thola, with Xolani Maphanga at the helm. As a channel, we are invested in contributing positively to society and are aware of the affect of drugs, not only on the youth, but the nation.”


On Thursday, 22 February, Khumalo’s trial was delayed after Moja Love did not provide video evidence to the Palm Ridge magistrates court after a formal request through section 205 of the Criminal Procedure Act, which allows investigators access to information – TshisaLIVE reports.

In September Khumalo handed himself over to the Katlehong North Police Station where he was charged with murder and later granted R20 000 bail.

The charges relate to the death of a drug dealer named Robert “Kicks” Varrie who had been the subject of a drug bust at his Katlehong home on 19 July, which was attended by the Sizok’thola crew.

During court proceedings in November, Vilakazi told the court that Khumalo faces additional charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and malicious damage to property.

The matter will be back in court of 11 April.