Dineo Ranaka being sacked from Metro FM isn’t the first time a television or radio host has fallen into boiling water over questionable comments or actions they deemed harmless. Dineo recently landed in hot waters after joining the Umlando challenge trend and rocked it on top of Metro FM’s furniture. The presenter’s suspension sparked outrage on Twitter and saw celebrities like Pearl Thusi rallying behind her.
This is not the first time Metro has fired or sacked a presenter, we’ve seen bigger presenters going down via SMS even for unreasonable actions. Check out this list below:
The Big Dawg – Fresh
DJ Fresh was in hot water after he used foul language on air on his popular Metro FM breakfast show, resulting in him being temporarily suspended. The radio host was told to submit a public apology for his foul language use and serve a further three weeks suspended. The broadcaster said that he refused to apologise, but DJ Fresh says he offered a public apology.
Marawa tweeted in 2021 that he was fired by SMS. His tweet was accompanied by an alleged screenshot of an SMS or WhatsApp message he received from a person identified as “Kina”‚ who apparently is Kina Nhlengethwa‚ whose LinkedIn profile states she is acting station manager at SAfm Radio.
THE SABC gave media personality Somizi Mhlongo some time off.
This follows a weekend exposé that entailed allegations of abuse from estranged husband, Mohale Mhlongo.
DJ Sbu’s time at Metro FM came to an end.after the controversial DJ, who was suspended after promoting his Mo Faya energy drink at the Metro FM Awards, was officially fired.
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