Thando Thabethe Reveals Why She Has Resigned From 5FM
Radio personality Thando Thabethe has taken to social media to reveal the reason why she resigned from 5FM. The star announced her resignation last month, but at the time gave no reasons for her leaving. She took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to finally open up about her exit, describing pretended meetings she had with the station’s management.
“On Friday 28 Feb I had a meeting with the programs 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 explained that a few days later, she found out that her show had been dismissed. She said “The following Monday I hear that the Thabooty drive will be no longer as it doesn’t fit into the 2-5 year plan of the SABC. This info I hear from colleagues or people on my show”.
Thando also explained that she was the last person on her show to find out that her show had been dismissed. She sad “Fast forward PM finally sits me down on the following Tuesday to tell me that the show doesn’t exist…plot twist…I then hear that the powers that be were told that I DEMANDED a 20% increase and 6 weeks leave.”
After being offered the Sunday 4-7 am slot, she decided to resign. She said “I have plowed 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.”
When approached for comment, acting SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo told SowetanLIVE’s that Thando had resigned of her own settlement. “The SABC is aware of Ms Thando Thabethe’s public comments on social media and we would like to put it on record that Ms Thabethe resigned from 5FM on her own settlement, and the station accepted her resignation.”
Fast foward the following Monday I hear that the Thabooty drive will be no longer as it doesn’t fit into the 2/5 year plan of the SABC. This info I hear from colleagues or people on my show.
— Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe) April 7, 2020