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Thando Thabethe explains reasons behind 5FM departure


Media personality Thando Thabethe has explained the reasons on why she left radio 5FM.

Thabooty made shocking announcement last month about resigned from radio, during her resignation the celeb said she wants to focus on acting career.

Thando Thabethe took to her Twitter platform, opens up about her alleged meeting with station management was a starting point behind their partied ways.

“On Friday 28 Feb I had a meeting with the programmes manager who let me know that the show was renewed, as per our annual negotiations. I then tried to negotiate a raise of R200 an hour. At this point he had agreed for me to take two weeks leave to shoot housekeepers,” she explained.

She said the following Monday she heard that her popular afternoon drive-time show would no longer be aired, as it allegedly did not fit into the SABC’s two to five-year plan.

The radio personality alleged that she was instead offered a slot on Sunday mornings, which she turned down

“I have ploughed many hours into the work that I do, and found this an insult after 11 years on radio. I then proceeded to resign. The current line up at 5FM is not a representation of the diverse country that we live in. It’s also very easy to dub me as ‘demanding’ to the powers that be in the hope that the truth doesn’t come out,” Thando added.

Thando claimed she was later offered her original slot back, which she refused in fear of being victimised.

After discussions with a friend and reflecting on the impact it may have on her and her team, she decided to accept this latest offer.

She alleged that the station then u-turned on the offer.

“Yet again 5FM decided to stick to their original plan and offered me a slot I was again not able to accept,” she added.

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