There is nothing exciting like getting a new job, it is an opportunity for one to get to know new people and new exposure, and one 's expectations are too high in terms of growth especially in the media industry which attracts huge followers, in other words you get to interact with a lot of people on a daily basis.
One the well known radio station Phalaphala FM announced their new 2022/2023 line up on March 2022, and listeners were told to watch out for the "Surprise presenter" who was to co-host the morning drive show, Vhandilani with Terry "The Big Dude" Mudau.
The new presenter was expected to be revealed on the start of the new radio year 1st of April, but it was not to be and took longer than expected, fuelling anticipation from listeners. It was then on the 2nd of May when Phalaphala FM finally announced the well known actress and TV presenter Vele Manenje as a surprise presenter to co-host on the morning drive show Vhandilani.
The popular radio station expected listeners to be very excited since Vele is a celebrity, but her appointment was rather met with criticism from listeners who believed hiring her on the show was a mistake. Fans were furious and took to different social media platforms and even calling on Phalaphala FM programs to raise their concerns.
She was treated in a manner in which we are tempted to suspect that maybe cyberbullying led to her resignation. Here are some of the comments by listeners, "They made a mistake, the whole show is now boring", another comment read as follows "We feel betrayed as listeners"
Another comment goes like on Phalaphala FM Facebook group page, "Let's all vote Vele out", others went on to say "She is too forward" while others said "Her voice is not for radio". To sum up all this, she did not receive a warm welcome from listeners from day one and that is too much to bear.
The popular actress radio career lasted only for two weeks were she announced her resignation on the 16 of May. Vele resigned citing that she had too much on her plate which need her attention, and that she is a mom.
Vhandilani will continue hosted by Terry "The Big Dude" Mudau who is also not a fans favorite for the show, though he is loved by many.
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