Livhuwani Magidi and her former colleague at Vhembe FM, Napoleon “Sankie” Ndou, adjusting the microphone before presenting the news bulletin in 2017. Photo: Victor Mukwevho.

Magidi exchanges mic for blue uniform


Former Makhado FM, Univen FM, and Vhembe FM journalist and eloquent newsreader Livhuwani Magidi has exchanged the microphone for a career in the SA Police Service. Speaking to Limpopo Mirror two weeks ago, Magidi said she was leaving the broadcasting industry because she wanted to serve the community in another role.

“With my experience in the media industry, I just want to bring the community closer to the police, making members of the community understand that working together, we can make South Africa a safer place to live for everyone,” she said.

She added that the community had lost faith in the police, “but the media is the only tool to use to communicate with the police in order to fight this killing giant called crime among us”.

“Although I miss reading news and presenting current-affairs programmes, being a police officer is a calling for me, and I feel I am going to contribute immensely by protecting the community,” she said.

When asked if ladies found working as police officers, where one is expected to face difficult situations when combating crime, challenging, she said she was enjoying every moment in her career as a police officer.

“To me, being a police officer is a calling, and I see no problem at all. Protecting my community is all I am prepared to do in my life,” she said.


Entertainment - Date: 06 April 2024

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Victor Mukwevho

Victor Mukwevho Ne-vumbani joined the Mirror during it's inception in 1990. He joined the SABC newsroom in 1995, and was known by  listeners as "A u fhedzisela ari". He was a news editor for The Tembisan Newspaper from 2007 to 2015. He rejoined the Limpopo Mirror newspaper in June 2022 as a freelance journalist.

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