Presenter thrilled to be helping people conquer drinking problems
Actor and presenter Nomsa Buthelezi, who is the new presenter of Uyaphuza on Moja Love, is excited to be part of the show that makes a difference in people’s lives.
Buthelezi, who also presents Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic, said Uyaphuza assists people who have drinking problems by taking them to a rehabilitation centre. The new season starts on Saturday at 8pm. “I have done different shows but Uyaphuza is different. It is not about glamour and it deals with serious issues. It is very emotional because you watch people change their lives for the better,” Buthelezi said.
When Buthelezi was growing up she always wanted to assist people and she was pleased to be part of a show that was doing exactly that. She said presenting the show had taught her a lot about life and human beings in general.
“I’m pleased whenever someone gets help. In life we face different challenges, and seeing people getting help makes me happy. I have shot many episodes and met defiant people who don’t want to change and when they change their mind later you feel you have played your part,” Bhuthelezi said.
“Being part of the show taught me that it is never too late and God never gives up on each one of us. There is no dustbin for human beings. There are certain things that we go through in our lives and we feel they are permanent while there is help out there.
“We are living in the time where we think social media is the god of everything and people living their lives around it. I cried when I met one of the guys who said to me we came on time because he felt he was going to die.”
Moja Love’s head of marketing and public relations, Lindiwe Mbonambi, said they created the show after their research showed that South Africans had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, and were using it to deal with social problems, which was not helping. Mbonambi said the channel forked out money for people to go to the rehabilitation centre because it wanted to help.