After all, it’s believed that the legend’s first job was tutoring Pythagoras. Come chuckle at these other incredible “facts”.
Riaan, or 'Cruy-Cruy', is nothing if not a legend. He’s been doing his broadcast thing since 1975. He’s voiced many beloved childrens’ characters, he reads the news and he even gives lessons on awesomeness.
And he doesn’t age. Seriously, people – the man looks EXACTLY the same as he did three decades ago!
Here’s more reasons to celebrate him:
When Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest, he was welcomed by Riaan Cruywagen, who briefly interviewed him, before wiring the information through to the SAUK.
One night during an ad break on the 8 o'clock news, Riaan Cruywagen mentioned to the makeup lady that he was 'tired of this apartheid nonsense'. Nelson Mandela was released from prison the next day.
Riaan Cruywagen had a telekinetic showdown with Johan Stemmet. After draining all of Stemmet's powers and rendering him severely retarded, he created Noot vir Noot and made Stemmet the host.
Riaan Cruywagen is fluent in twenty seven of the eleven official languages.
Riaan Cruywagen knows the news before it happens.
Riaan Cruywagen knew you would say that.
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By: Carmen Williams and Meagan Karstens