JOHANNESBURG – It was the turn of the United Democratic Movement's leader Bantu Holomisa to swap his politician's hat for the news anchoring chair.
Holomisa presented Thursday night's edition of As It Happens on eNCA.
He had tough acts to follow, after the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's popular presenting debut on Monday night, which was followed by the ANC's Pule Mabe on Tuesday and the DA'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's views on land reform.
UDM leader @BantuHolomisa is now listening to your comments on #AsItHappens. He says, "The majority of South Africans have no access to land. We have to accept that point." Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/FuSVim5deq— eNCA (@eNCA) May 17, 2018
He also addressed the UDM's decision to gun for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, Athol Trollip.
Political and economic analyst Tshepo Kgadima was Holomisa'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?
I'm sorry but Pule Mabe was better....Bantu is a serious mess ------#AsItHappens— Eno (@valoyee) May 17, 2018
The General is having a tough time.— Thami Maverick Angel (@ThamiLesole) May 17, 2018
I like him but he should have sent someone else
The IFP's Liezl van der Merwe will take the hot seat on Friday night.