On Friday the 1st of April 2022 The South African Broadcasting Corporation has announced the departure of their veteran sports anchor Thomas Mlambo. The veteran sportscaster began his journey through his love for sports in his early years as a footballer but due to a knee injury, his career was unfortunately cut short. Despite this predicament, he still actively involved himself in the sports world.
However when Mlambo was doing his third year at a higher institution, he quit his law studies to pursue a career in media studies. After completing his studies Mlambo joined SuperSport, whereby he became the main anchor for all the football properties of SuperSport and also hosted different magazine shows.
The platform granted him the opportunity of covering the World Cup of 2006 in Germany. Somehow, the right to host the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup has his contribution as well.
Following his tenure at SuperSport Mlambo joined SABC Sport whereby he hosted shows like Soccerzone and Sport @ 10, the shows revolved around a variety of sports and interviews with sports personalities. Mlambo later came in a replacement for Robert Marawa at Metro FM where he hosted the daily sports show, The Ultimate Sport Show.
Gary Rathbone, Head of Sport at the SABC, said “SABC Sport will miss Thomas Mlambo – he is an extremely talented and professional sports broadcaster. Thomas has been at the heart of our on-air experience for sports fans across the country for many years. His dedication to the cause is unquestionable and he remains a brilliant example of what on-air excellence looks like in the world of sport and media.”