Tumi Morake announces Jacaranda FM exit

Tumi Morake (Photo: Gallo)
Tumi Morake (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Local radio personality Tumi Morake announced her departure from Jacaranda FM on Wednesday.

The comedian joined the Jacaranda FM breakfast team on 3 July 2017, alongside Martin Bester. 

"This was not an easy decision for me at all. The timing was just not right for this relationship, it is like leaving a lover that you are still in love with. I really hope that fate will bring us together again one day," Tumi told Jacaranda FM.

The actress also tweeted: "Sometimes you need to stop, take stock, trim here and there and get back on course. It sucks to walk away from my newly found family. It's goodbye, for now."

The radio DJ's short time at the station was not without controversy. According to News24 Tumi got into serious trouble in September 2017 when she compared apartheid to "a bully taking a child's bicycle." 

Jacaranda FM subsequently issued a statement offering their full support to the radio host.  

Tumi's last official day on air will be on 9 March. Martin Bester will continue to host the Jacaranda FM breakfast show, supported by Liesl Laurie and Elma Smit.

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