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#aTypicalInterview: Rozanne McKenzie on what she would like to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA actress and radio presenter Rozanne McKenzie. Supplied image.

SA actress and radio presenter Rozanne McKenzie. Supplied image.

Published Apr 10, 2022

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Johannesburg - This week we feature presenter, MC, actress, and voiceover artist Rozanne McKenzie.

She is well known for being a studio anchor on the live weekly arts and entertainment show Flits on kykNET.

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She is also the presenter of Nasie in Gesprek on kykNET and anchored the English version of the programme Nation in Conversation on Business Day TV and Soweto TV.

Until the show ended in early 2015, Rozanne was an anchor on Dagbreek, kykNET’s daily live Afrikaans breakfast show.

Her voiceover experience spans over 10 years and she has lent her voice to brands such as Standard Bank, Discovery Health, BMW, MTN, Total, and many more.

Currently, Rozanne can be heard as the traffic presenter on The Workzone on Jacaranda FM, weekdays from 12-4pm.

In her spare time, Rozanne enjoys keeping fit by doing pole dancing.

You are given a ten-minute radio interview with President Cyril Ramaphosa. What are some of the most pressing questions you would ask him?

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Why are you not doing more to address the crisis of GBV in this country?

What is the legacy you want to leave after your presidential term is over?

What would you say to people who say your approach to running South Africa is too middle-of-the-road?

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Why did you want to become president when you had already achieved success in the business world?

How do you cope with the stress of being the leader of almost 60 million people?

Your ultimate cheat meal is....?

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I am a big fan of savoury and sweet things, it’s called balance. I would have a crispy pork belly roast, with roasted potatoes and veggies covered in creamy sauce followed by cake. I love cake! Butter icing and I’m there, ready to eat.

The thing you love most about pole dancing is...?

Pole dancing has given me an incredible amount of core strength and my upper body has never looked better. Those are secondary to the amazing feeling of empowerment I feel since starting to pole dance. The things my body can do now, are things I could never have even dreamed of before. I am now even less concerned about the rolls and the dimples, because of how capable my body is. I have also found a community. Pole dancers are so supportive of each other. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?

I retain useless information really well. I’m the person you want on your team for a quiz or a game of 30 Seconds.

The song that best describes your life is....?

Sunny – Boney M

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Thuso Mbedu. This is a reach, but she is an incredible actress and her career really excites me.

You're on death row. You are given one last meal and drink. What do you choose to have?

Sushi and Coke Light. I love Coke Light.

The one thing that has grabbed your attention on social media over the last week is...?

On a serious note, the verdict in the trial of Tshegofatso Pule’s murderer. To see the law taking its course with such a heinous crime is a small step in the right direction.

How would you like to be remembered...?

As someone who always did their best.

A wild night of partying or a chilled night in watching Netflix?

A wild night of partying followed by a chilled night in? I’m turning 40 this year, so I’m always up for a party, it just takes me a week to recover now.

The Saturday Star

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