Radio presenter eats ‘Malema humble pie’

2016-07-06 06:00

UKHOZI FM presenter Zama Ngcobo, who was suspended after she criticised EFF leader Julius Malema on air, was made to eat humble pie.

Ngcobo who returned to air yesterday, after serving a one-week suspension, was made to apologise to Malema and the EFF on air during Friday’s breakfast show.

Ngcobo had come under fire for comments she made about Malema while she was speaking to the show’s resident political analyst, Nhlanhla Mtaka.

Mtaka has a slot in the show where he analyses news that had been trending the previous week.

While discussing the topic “economic freedom in our lifetime”, Ngcobo asked Mtaka what advice he would give to young people so they would be “careful of people like Julius Malema who have done nothing for the youth”.

Without quoting any report, Ngcobo further stated that Malema had used the party’s money for his wedding.

Mtaka immediately told Ngcobo he would not comment on unfounded allegations and asked that they stick to the topic.

Ngcobo’s statement enraged EFF members, who held a meeting with the SABC management last week and called for her to be fired. EFF supporters also picketed­ outside the Durban studio.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago did not respond to queries.

Provincial EFF chairperson Vukani Ndlovu said he had not received any feedback from the SABC and would comment once he had got something official.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.