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The real reason Zandile Tembe was fired from Ukhozi FM


Ukhozi FM programmes manager Zandile Tembe has been shown the door.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she had been an SABC employee since 2008.

Sources revealed her fate was sealed after a controversial interview that took place in July.

She allegedly allowed presenters to attack a well-known church.

A presenter apparently revealed he used to be a member of the church but left after the church refused to bury his cousin.

“The church refused to bury my cousin on the basis that he was mischievous in the community.

“Their refusal irritated me. I felt they were judging my late cousin. We ended up using another pastor to bury my cousin. After the funeral, I approached the church leaders and asked them some serious questions but they failed to answer me,” said the presenter.

The interview angered members of the church, who said the station didn’t give them an opportunity to respond.

Another source said: “Zandile had a renewable five-year employment contract with the SABC but it was not renewed because it was said that she had been protecting this presenter for a long time.

“That interview would not have been an issue if the church was also invited to defend itself but that was not the case.”

Zandile did not answer her phone and also failed to respond to text messages.

SABC group executive for corporate affairs and marketing Gugu Ntuli confirmed that Zandile’s contract was not renewed.

– Dailysun

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