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Things are going south for the idol judge

Unathi Nkayi, a radio host and decide on Idols SA, turned into fired from Kaya FM on Wednesday, allegedly after a heated argument with fellow host Sizwe Dhlomo some weeks ago.

The Midday Joy host’s settlement were terminated with instant impact through the Gauteng-primarily based totally radio station due to the fact “positive incidents had occurred, which resulted withinside the breakdown of the believe dating among the 2 parties.

Nkayi had filed a proper criticism with the station’s HR department, accusing Dhlomo of being unprofessional and verbally abusing her after he turned into overdue for his display, in step with station sources.

“Sizwe changed into alleged to are available for his display and launch her. Radio web website hosting regulations country that the preceding host can’t depart till the subsequent one arrives, so she changed into irritated that he become past due.

“She turned into busy getting ready for her birthday celebrations, so he became inconveniencing her with the aid of using arriving overdue,” stated an insider. When Dhlomo eventually arrived on the studio, Nkayi reputedly misplaced her mood with him.

“She went on approximately this poisonous patriarchal factor in radio which has to end. She stored pronouncing that she became going to make an instance of him and turned into swearing at him in isiXhosa,” stated the supply.

She then laid a proper criticism approximately him with the station’s HR department. “HR took it seriously. They idea Sizwe had threatened her due to the fact she stated she changed into afraid for her lifestyles and that she couldn’t paintings in such an environment. She stated that, if Sizwe remained at the air, she’d visit social media and technique the EFF for support.

“The HR humans stated they’d permit Sizwe to complete his display after which speak to him. They additionally stated they’d name her to inform her approximately a manner forward,” stated the supply.

After Dhlomo completed his display, he changed into knowledgeable of the rate laid towards him via way of means of Nkayi. Another supply stated that, at some point of the altercation withinside the studio, the microphones surrounding the 2 have been recording their complete conversation.

“Sizwe without delay requested HR to get right of entry to the audio and concentrate to it due to the fact that could function proof of what have been stated. They stated they’d investigate, however Sizwe insisted that the problem be treated right away due to the fact he didn’t need the problem being leaked to the media or to danger being suspended whilst they investigated.”

After taking note of the audio, HR known as Nkayi and supplied her an possibility to retract her grievance, however she refused and insisted that she desired Dhlomo taken off the air.

The station’s coping with director, Sibongile Mtyali, turned into additionally requested 

to intrude however did now no longer desire to get worried as she had a private records with Nkayi from Metro FM.

The supply stated that, the subsequent morning, Nkayi and Dhlomo have been summoned to a meeting, in which Dhlomo laid his personal rate towards Nkayi for spreading fake rumours approximately him.


According to the supply, Dhlomo accused Nkayi of telling a DJ from a distinct station that she had laid a price in opposition to him and he became going to be suspended.

Sizwe got here with voice notes and screengrabs from humans. He stated that Unathi had in no way as soon as complained approximately his being unprofessional till she had had that outburst the preceding day.

“However, it regarded she changed into discussing his alleged loss of professionalism with a person who did now no longer paintings at Kaya FM,” the supply stated.

The host of the Kaya Drive display claimed that he found out of his suspension from the out of doors DJ whilst he became stay on air.


Nkayi had now no longer spoke back to requests for remark as of the time of publication. Dhlomo, on the opposite hand, showed that the incident had occurred, pronouncing:

She accused me of verbal abuse, that is a severe rate and in reality a fabrication.

“If I needed to describe my preceding dating with Unathi, I’d say it turned into excellent. We had been, in fact, friends, I believe. In fact, Unathi referred to as me to tell me of the placement and that’s why I’m right here at Kaya.

“After the entirety that happened, I opened my very own case towards her, however I haven't any concept if that’s why she changed into fired,” he stated.

Ian Bredenkamp, a spokesperson for Kaya FM, said that the station stands with the aid of using its preceding statement.

Nkayi’s everlasting alternative has but to be named.

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