Cape Town – Media personality Dineo Ranaka left Idols SA audiences impressed after she appeared as a guest judge on the show on Sunday.
She received so much praise, with some saying that she could take up the job full time.
“Dineo Ranaka is doing an amazing job as a guest judge. She’s very smart. Whenever she speaks, I just wanna listen attentively. She should come back #idolssa,” tweeted @Am,za_5.
M-Net took a decision to bring in guest judges to join Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams after Somizi Mhlongo stepped down from the judging panel amid abuse claims against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) September 26, 2021
Mohale alleged in a leaked audio recording that Somizi abused him physically and emotionally during their relationship.
He claimed that Somizi broke his ribs and nearly knocked out his two teeth in a jealously-fueled domestic dispute in their Joburg home last year.
Somizi had appeared in season 17 of the singing competition at the height of the controversy because all episodes were pre-recorded.
M-Net said that guest judges would be rotating for the rest of the season to replace Somizi.
Ranaka was the third guest judge to appear on the show after Lady Du and Buhlebendalo Mda.
Owing to her presenting and hosting experience, the Metro FM radio host set Twitter abuzz with her commentary skills.
Here are some of the reactions:
— 🌻 Dee 🌻 (@DeeMotsoetla) September 26, 2021
— 🇿🇦 Nolali 👠👠 (@Amza_5) September 26, 2021
There was Idols before Somizi, there will be Idols even after Somizi. I must say that I enjoy Dineo Ranaka. 🙌👏#idolssa
— Breedagirl (@bree_bridgette) September 26, 2021
— EssentialSkills (@Thisthat_Acadmy) September 26, 2021
#idolssa Dineo Ranaka 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌…
She’s really an amazing fit! I always look forward to hear what she’ll say after every performance. pic.twitter.com/DzPsVn4rTV
— Feniassumbane (@Fine_Man1) September 26, 2021
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By Sinothando Siyolo