- Television and radio personality Unathi Nkayi has been sacked from Kaya FM after an altercation with fellow radio host, Sizwe Dhlomo
- It's alleged the Idol's SA judge made false abuse claims against her co-worker which were further debunked when audio recordings from the heated disagreement surfaced
- Peeps are still super sceptical and can't believe either celeb could behave so poorly
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As the news of Unathi's sudden dismissal at Kaya FM makes headlines, more information on the exact cause of her sacking is coming to light. It's alleged the Idol's SA judge had an altercation with fellow radio host Sizwe Dhlomo, exchanging heated words after Dhlomo was late for a show.
“Sizwe was supposed to come in for his show and release her. Radio hosting rules state that the previous host can’t leave until the next one arrives, so she was angry he was late,” a source told City Press.
The source also alleges that Unathi continued to complain about patriarchal double standards in the industry and swore at Dhlomo in isiXhosa.
The Idols SA judge then lodged a formal complaint with the HR department who took the matter very seriously. Unathi apparently claimed she feared for her life and would take the matter up with the EFF and the Twitter streets if Dhlomo remained on the air.
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Dhlomo however, maintained his innocence and asked that recordings be listened to since the pair's altercation happened while the microphones were still on in the studio.
It's likely an investigation into these recordings proved Unathi's allegations were false.
Dhlomo has since opened a case against the starlet, IOL reports.
Check out some of the social media reactions to the news:
"The story don't add up."
"False allegations are a serious issue. We always say women who file false allegations must also get punishment. Sizwe could've been fired for something he didn't do."
"Unathi & Sizwe are reasonable human beings, I don't believe this."
Unathi fired: Kaya FM trends as another DJ walks out on show, SA has questions
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that Kaya FM is trending high on social media after one of the morning DJs walked out while his show was still on this Thursday, 18 November. Peeps now want to know what's happening at the radio station after it also fired popular presenter Unathi Nkayi on Wednesday, 17 November.
The listeners have alleged that Skhumba walked out of his breakfast show with Bad Boy T after a misunderstanding with the morning crew. Some claimed that the angry presenter trashed the studio equipment after an altercation with a colleague over working conditions.
Other listeners who have taken to Twitter claimed there was also no news at 7am as the station played music during the news slot. Check out some of the comments from tweeps below:
"Skhumba left the show on Kaya FM earlier this morning after a misunderstanding with the team and I was shocked how Thomas handled the whole situation. I'm very disappointed Bad Boy T, and I hope Skhumba is calm now. Return stronger tomorrow Skhumba ungezwa ngabo Cheeseboy."
"Apparently, an angry breakfast show host at Kaya FM trashed the studio equipment after an altercation with one of his colleagues about their working conditions."
"#ThomasAndSkhumba were not cool yesterday. Skhumba left before the show ended . I think Sbongile & Kaya FM Management took them to Inquiry today."
"Kaya FM what's happening...music waya waya.. no news at 7am...no one is talking..."
"What's happening there by Kaya FM, no sound?"
Source: Briefly News