Sizok’thola host Xolani Khumalo. Image via Twitter @TheTruthPanther

Moja Love beefs up security for ‘Sizok’thola’ host and crew

Moja Love has ensured viewers that Sizok’thola host Xolani Khumalo and the show’s production team are safe from drug lords.


Sizok’thola host Xolani Khumalo. Image via Twitter @TheTruthPanther

Following death threat reports and a letter by African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyo Zungula to ministers Bheki Cele and Ronald Lamola, Moja Love has said that the Sizok’thola host and crew are fully protected.

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Head of channel Bokani Moyo told TimesLIVE the channel has taken the necessary steps to ensure that Xolani Khumalo and the team are safe whenever they shoot the drug-busting TV show.

“MojaLOVE can confirm there have been some threats against the team working on Sizokuthola. The channel has put in place security measures to protect the team,” Moyo said.

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Sunday World reported in May that Khumalo and the channel’s CEO, Aubrey Tau, have had to beef up security after receiving death threats from drug lords. The team was also attacked in June while shooting an episode at a nightclub in Rustenburg, North West.

Moyo said that the threats were being investigated, and viewers should not worry as the show has been paused due to a production break and not because of the threats.

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On Thursday, 12 July, Zungula wrote to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, in a bid to get protection for the Sizokthola host and production team.

“Xolani, because of his courageous work as host of Sizok’thola, has become the target of numerous threats to his life. In light of these circumstances, I implore you to take immediate action to ensure the safety of Xolani and the entire Sizok’thola production,” he said.

In his letter, Zungula said that there needs to be round the clock surveillance and any other necessary security measures to mitigate the risks they face. He further requested that those exposed on the show should be investigated and arrested.

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“I request the justice department take proactive measures to engage law enforcement agencies nationwide and thoroughly investigate the cases presented by Sizok’thola. By doing so, you can help bridge the gap between exposure and conviction.”

ATM writes to ministers Bheki Cele and Ronald Lamola. Image via Twitter @atmovement_sa