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Rhandzu Optimus

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The first female sport presenter for the station.

Rhandzu Optimus

Rhandzu was born in Malamulele Township, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

She attended Magangeni Primary School in Malamulele and Xilumani Primary school in Chavani Village. she began attending Hluvuka High School. It was in high school that she dedicated herself to sports such as soccer, rugby and basketball.

Upon completing high school, she enrolled at the University, where she studied for a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management and participated in soccer and cricket.

While at the university, Rhandzu owned and managed a local soccer team know as Zurich F.C. (not to be confused with the Swiss club, FC Zürich). Under her guidance, in just two years, the team won two league championships and the Vice-Chancellor's Cup. She then managed the varsity ladies soccer team, which she led to both the varsity winter and summer games for the first time in university history.

 

Rhandzui joined the campus radio station as a volunteer in the breakfast show and weekend sport show. It was in the sport show where she found her true calling, inspiring her to work for a national radio station – Munghana Lonene fm (MLFM). She became the first female sport presenter for the station. In her time there, Rhandzu has travelled the world and reported on:

  • Beijing Olympics (2008)
  • London Olympics (2012)
  • Rio Olympics (2016)

As well as …

  • All Africa Games, Algiers, Algeria (2007)
  • Women's World Cup of Golf, Sun City, North West, South Africa (2007 and 2008)
  • FIFA World Cup, Germany (2006)
  • FIFA World Cup, South Africa (2010)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup, West Indies (2007)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka (2011)
  • ICC World Twenty20, Sri Lanka (2012)

 

Rhandzu was crowned as the best sport presenter in 2015 and the best innovative person in the Munghana Lonene fm awards.

She is considered to one of the best presenters in her field and has earned the hearts of her listeners through intelligent sport journalism and thorough knowledge in different sporting codes. Catch Rhandzu weekdays on Phaphama and Gingirikani.

 

 

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