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Thuso Motaung

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My philosophy is to commit to unconscious competence rather than cognitive understanding.


Who is Thuso Motaung? 

A teacher by profession, The Legendary Thuso Motaung joined Lesedi FM in 1983 and since then he has won the hearts of many South Africans behind the microphone. He is known to be an outspoken and controversial character which can be attributed to his legion of loyal listeners. His passion, relevance, love and respect for the microphone and his listeners earned him awards throughout the 80’s, 90’s and in 2019 he was honoured with Hall of Fame Award, Man Of the Year Award 2019 and Mzanzi’s favourite radio personality of the year award beating the likes of radio guru DJ Fresh. Due to taxi violence in South Africa, Mr. Thuso Motaung initiated a programme called Bua Le Yona Mokganni currently known as Jwale Ke Nako; which has contributed a lot in ensuring the growth of the only black owned industry in South Africa. His Sunday moral regeneration programme Makgulong A Matala has over 20 years commanded close to a million listeners and is still one of the best Sunday programmes on radio in South Africa that has changed lives through innovative and compelling content and presentation style.


Birthday: 18 December  

Place of Birth: Reitz in the Free State

What is your first love? My family comes first.

What are you passionate about? OR What makes you be in a natural high? Changing lives through microphone

What meal do you enjoy cooking? Lamb shank and mash potato

What childhood memory still resonates with you? Hunting with my dogs helped me to be a go getter.

What is your pet peeve? Telling uncomfortable truth

The thing you are most proud of? My late Mom. There way she raised us.

What is your favorite music genre? Gospel music

Are you the life of a party or party pooper? Life of a party

How would you like to be remembered – Someone who inspired people to be the best they can be


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