Radio presenter fired for calling Julius Malema a “Monkey”

Radio presenter of Hot 91.1 Fm, Sasha Martinengo, has been fired after referring Julius Malema as a Monkey on air, EFF said they will open the case against him.

According to EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s tweet “We welcome the firing of Sasha Martinengo‚ a @Hot919fm DJ who called CIC Malema a monkey.

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“However, ‚ we will not end there. We will‚ through our branches in Gauteng‚ be opening a criminal case against him because racists belong in jail.”

he station’s managing director‚ Lloyd Madurai‚ said in a statement: “This morning an unfortunate and completely unacceptable incident took place during the Breakfast Show whereby‚ during the course of the broadcast‚ a reference was made by anchor presenter‚ Sasha Martinengo‚ who said “[A]nd people still listen to this monkey‚” referring to Mr. Julius Malema.”

He said Martinengo had been removed from the station with immediate effect

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“Notwithstanding the presenter’s immediate and unreserved apology‚ the station has forthwith elected to remove him from all involvement with the radio station with immediate effect.

“Furthermore‚ the station hereby issues a public apology to Mr. Malema and deeply regrets any adverse inference that the conduct of the presenter has had‚” he said.

Martinengo said on his official Twitter account: “I’m sorry if I offended anyone‚but I stand by what I said. Anyone‚ irrespective of their race‚ colour‚ creed ‚ religion‚ gender who disrespects a woman is a monkey.”

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