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Gola and the gang are back for Season 5 of Late Nite News

Posted on: Mon 08 Apr 2013



Since its inception in September 2010, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola has propelled South African satire to the forefront of entertainment, engaging viewers in humorous and honest public debate on all current affairs matters. The highly successful series is now in its fifth season and promises the return of no-holds bars reporting, unconventional comic observations and more in-depth and amusing interviews.

The usual suspects are back.  Gola will once again be heading up the team as the host, Riaad Moosa returns with his biting Second Opinion on all matters newsworthy while David Kibuuka continues to give his unusual take on world events.  

After encounters with the likes of Helen Zille, Gwede Mantashe and Mosioua Lekota, Chester Missing is still on his quest to grill more political figureheads.  Tats Nkonzo, who is also the host of season three of SA’s Got Talent, is still crooning the Morale Index.

“The key to LNN’s success is the fact that South Africans have a strong desire to look at the lighter and more humorous aspects of social matters without dumbing them down or extracting from their importance,” says Tamsin Andersson, Producer of LNN.  “Gola and his team cut to the core of the story and ask the questions no one else dares to and delivers the laughs that few can achieve.”  

This season, all eyes are on the Road to Mangaung, with the final and 14th episode of LNN being broadcast a few days before the kick-off of Mangaung. Viewers can also expect cameos from some of the country’s most celebrated performers, in true LNN tradition.

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola will be broadcast at 9:35PM on and at 9:30PM on eNCA (DStv Channel 403) from Wednesday, 12 September.

Repeats will be screened on eNCA at 12:30PM on Thursdays; 9:30AM and 9PM on Fridays; 4:30PM and 11:30PM on Saturdays; 9:30PM on Mondays.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Loyiso Gola, LNN returns for its fifth season on Wednesday, September 12 at 9PM on and 9:30PM on eNCA (DStv Channel 403).