Another one bites the dust! The SABC has suspended Umhlobo Wenene presenter and author Putco Mafani after participating in the popular Nkao Tempela dance challenge at work.
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According to Daily Sun, The SABC has confirmed that Putco has been unscheduled on Umhlobo Wenene FM until tomorrow, 28 January.
“The SABC can confirm Mr. Putco Mafani has been unscheduled on Umhlobo Wenene FM. As a matter of principle, the corporation does not discuss HR matters relating to its independent contractors in public,” the publication quoted SABC’s group executive for corporate affairs and marketing Gugu Ntuli.
Putco also spoke to the publication stating that he regrets his actions.
“I’m sorry for allowing myself to be swept by the exciting wave of the Tempa Dance at work. My actions were careless and overlooked a few important safety regulations. Through this experience, I’ve been exposed to many aspects of my job and its responsibilities which I might have taken lightly before,
“I know I could have handled my excitement about that song differently. A sincere word of apology goes to the management and my colleagues for letting them down,” the publication shared his statement.
Meanwhile, Dineo Ranaka recently returned on air after she was also suspended after her viral uMlando challenge video.
“The SABC can confirm that Dineo Ranaka is not scheduled on Metro FM at this stage and as a matter of principle the corporation does not discuss matters relating to its independent contractors in public,” the broadcaster's group executive for corporate affairs, Gugu Ntuli, confirmed the news to City Press.
After the news broke, Dineo received mixed reactions on social media, and here are a few from Twitter.
Announcing her return to Metro FM earlier this week, Dineo shared a hilarious video on social media.
"Yoh it's wild...they chasing me because I am causing traffic, I am in between lanes. I am moving fast, I'm in a hurry I am on my way to the Metro FM studios. The suspension is dropped..." she says in the video.
Meanwhile, in a not so hilarious video, Dineo was caught on camera a few weeks ago spitting fire and calling out her ex-boyfriend Sechaba Thole
“F****** getting excited that I got a small little crush on you. I was going through a divorce. I divorced him in less than a year. You come into my life, three months and you think I’m waiting for your f****** calls? F*** you! I got rid of a n**** in marriage in less than a year because I know what the f*** I want and what I stand for.
“The problem is that you think you know me and you think you know too much. I used you to heal. You used people to boost your f****** ego. Grow the f*** up. Talk about ego, I got a bigger one than yours. Of course you’re going to get anxiety when I wake up and I step presence in your life. ‘Hey Dineo I don’t call you because you give me anxiety. I’m too big,” she said.
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