Dineo Ranaka back on the airwaves after Umlando challenge controversy

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Dineo Ranaka is back at Metro FM.
Dineo Ranaka is back at Metro FM.
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It seemed like harmless fun. After all, dozens of South Africans were doing it, on top of all kinds of surfaces.

Counter tops, cars, roofs, nothing was off limits as South Africans shook their booties to the Umlando challenge.

It wasn't long before celebrities also jumped on it, but it landed a couple of them in trouble after they were de-scheduled from their radio shows for a short period of time. 

Media personality and radio host Dineo Ranaka is now back on air after she was reportedly taken off for dancing on a table at work at the SABC studios. 

Read more | Umlando dance moves land Ranaka in hot water with SABC

The Bridge presenter Dineo has been mum on the incident but she recently took to social media to announce that she's back on the airwaves. 

She shared the exciting news on social media, adding that she has a new TV show loading and will be releasing a single, Ukhona, featuring Nolwazi and Regalo Joints.  

"Can’t stop! Won’t stop! Back on #TheBridge 9-12am on @metrofmsa today, 1st shoot day of a brand new TV show today, Dropping my single #Ukhona this week. Sis is MOVING FAAAAST!" she wrote. 

Meanwhile, uMhlobo Wenene presenter Putco Mafani was also taken off air after a video of him dancing on top of a table inside SABC studios surfaced. He had also participated in a another challenge, the Tempa Dance. 

He has since apologised and been unscheduled until 28 January. 

“I know it sounds weird but I am sorry for allowing myself to be swept by the exciting wave of the Tempa Dance at work. A dance which in many cases is done on a variety of surfaces and I did that in the studio on top of a desk which was unacceptable," he wrote on his social media. 

“My actions were those of excitement and overlooked a few important safety regulations. Through this experience I have 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 colleagues for letting them down. This is highly regrettable.”

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