WATCH: Was Holomisa's news anchoring debut happening or hollow?


UDM leader Bantu Holomisa played the part of news anchor on As It Happens on Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG – It was the turn of the United Democratic Movement&39;s leader Bantu Holomisa to swap his politician&39;s hat for the news anchoring chair. 

Holomisa presented Thursday night&39;s edition of As It Happens on eNCA. 

He had tough acts to follow, after the EFF&39;s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi&39;s popular presenting debut on Monday night, which was followed by the ANC&39;s Pule Mabe on Tuesday and the DA&39;s Natasha Mazzone on Wednesday. 

The General discovered that anchoring is harder than it looks and got off to a slightly rocky start with an awkward pause or two but soon managed to overcome the hiccup.

Holomisa took questions from viewers, from whether the UDM is in touch with traditional leaders and the party&39;s views on land reform.

He also addressed the UDM&39;s decision to gun for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, Athol Trollip.

Political and economic analyst Tshepo Kgadima was Holomisa&39;s special in-studio guest. 

The UDM leader asked Kgadima how radical economic transformation in South Africa should take place.

But what did viewers think of his performance?


The IFP&39;s Liezl van der Merwe will take the hot seat on Friday night.