Former MissSA Liesl Laurie Says Goodbye to Jacaranda FM After 7 Years as a Devoted DJ

Former MissSA Liesl Laurie Says Goodbye to Jacaranda FM After 7 Years as a Devoted DJ

  • Former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie is saying goodbye to Jacaranda FM and the JacaBreakfast team
  • Liesl joined the station after her reign as Miss South Africa ended in 2015 and has worked at the station for seven years
  • Musa Mthombeni, her husband, and other celebrities such as Minnie Dlamini wished her well in her future career plans

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Former Miss South Africa and radio host Liesl Laurie is saying goodbye to Jacaranda FM.

Liesl Laurie, Leaves Jacaranda FM, Musa Mthombeni, Jacaranda breakfast show, Minnie Dlamini
Liesl Laurie, former Miss SA, has announced that she's leaving Jacaranda FM after being with the station for seven years. Image: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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Liesl worked at the station for seven years. She started working with Jacaranda after finishing her reign as Miss South Africa in 2015.

She began working at the station as a host on Sunday nights from 8pm to midnight, later hosting the CTM Top 20 with Liesl Laurie every Saturday and subsequently joining radio host Martin Bester for the weekday breakfast show.

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According to Hennie Myburgh, Jacaranda FM programme manager, the end of this chapter was decided by the radio station and Laurie after they discussed the station's priorities. 

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Liesl Laurie took to Instagram to share a statement in which she stated that she will be hanging up her headphones for the last time on 30 June and bowing out of her show, which won Best Breakfast Show on a Commercial Station at the South African Radion Awards last year.

“Saying goodbye is never easy, I’m going to miss the morning family as well as Martin and the JacaBreakfast team, but I’m so thankful for this experience and to have grown in a medium I have so much love and respect for,” said Liesl Laurie.

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Celebrities and her husband Musa Mthombeni, a media personality and medical doctor, flooded her comments section with well wishes on her next journey.

@drmusamthombeni said:

"I’m one step closer to my dream life. Thank you my baby! House husbandary loading..."

@minniedlamini wrote:

"You grew so much there, I can’t wait to see what you get up to next. All the best, angel, loads of love ❤️"


"Keep going boldly towards your dreams @liesllaurie ❤️ You have a strong tribe of supporters!!! Stay shining! And if you can fit it into your busy schedule, please make our friend @drmusamthombeni a house husband ❤️❤️❤️ Geluk en alle liefde!

Kaya FM’s Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe dubbed 'Bonnie and Clyde of radio', SA emotional about final show

In similar news, Briefly News previously reported that Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe's iconic radio show ended and fans of the breakfast show made sure that the radio personalities knew they would be missed.

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Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe are famous for their iconic morning slot on Kaya FM and many were in shock about their departure from the radio station. Loyal listeners expressed their feelings about Thomas and Skhumba as they enjoyed the two's dynamic presence one last time.

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