MANDY WIENER

so far as being in the Johannesburg High Court when Jacob Zuma was acquitted of rape and in thefollowing up on her dreams to be the next MacGyver, Mandy Wiener works as a news reporter for Talk Radio 702. She cut her teeth on university radio at the former Rand Afrikaans University before joining Primedia at the end of 2004. Her first job in radio was writing the traffic for Highveld Stereo and her favourite musicis the 702 news jingle. Wiener made the shortlist for this year's Vodacom Journalist of the Year for herreporting on the deaths of toddlers Khensani Mitileni and Makgabo Matlala. She lists the highlights of her career Pietermaritzburg High Court when the corruption case against him was struck from the roll. She also names spending several weeks in the volatile township of Khutsong as exhilarating, while the death of Matlala is a story she will not forget.Wiener was one of the first reporters on the scene when Mitileni was shot and killed during a cash-in-transit robbery.

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