Radio 2000’s Presenter Phat Joe Has resigned, He wanted a Salary Increase
Radio 2000’s morning breakfast show presenter Phat Joe resigned from the radio station because SABC refused to comply with his demand for a pay increase, and reduced working schedules during their new contract negotiation.
Sunday world reveals that he resign after the SABC rejected Phat Joe’s demands. The expert radio presenter, whose real name is Majota Khambule, has had several run INS in which the station managements, including on his controversial statements about gay people.
Senior officials uninformed to the Phat contract negotiation said the radio presenter was demanding to work from Tuesday until Thursday to accommodate his other commitments outside broadcaster.
An executive at the SABC said that Phat Joe was also demanding a 20percent increase on his current rate in his new contract. The official also revealed that Radio 2000 management has already approached Bongani Mtolo of East Coast as Phat replacement.
Kenny Maistry of Radio 702 has also been reserved as a potential replacement on the morning breakfast show. Between the two whoever agrees with terms of SABC will replace Phat Joe.
SABC spokeswomen Mmoni Seapolelo confirmed Phat Joe’s resignation but did not respond to claims he wanted more money. The SABC said it will announce its new line-up in due course.
Phat Joe publicist Sadiqqah Miller Said, “the information you receive concerning Mr. Khambule’s resignation is untrue, he left 2years before his contract expired to focus his growing family and business ventures “.