Masechaba Ndlovu sent shockwaves across Mzansi after revealing on live radio that Gqom queen Babes Wodumo was abused by her boyfriend Mampintsha. The Metro FM host received support and a lot of criticism after the controversial interview.
She recently opened up about her controversial interview with Babes for the first time on Real Talk with Azania Mosaka, saying it wasn’t about her.
“Immediately after the interview with Babes, I felt like the attention was misdirected. I felt like there was a far greater cause in front of us, and I did not want to be paraded as the hero or the heroine or the instigator or isandla sesthathu. It was not about me…”
RISKING IT ALL
The Metro Fm presenter added that speaking about Babes’ alleged abuse on radio wasn’t part of the strategy. Masechaba then explained that they schedule a time for Babes to come to her house which was cancelled four times before the interview happened because Babes was scared of what Mampintsha was going to do.
She stated on the day of the interview, they decided to pull back from the abuse topic because Babes was terrified.
“This guy is gonna kill me, I can’t do this thing anymore. And I’m like ‘listen, it’s okay, I respect what you say, I respect how you feel, we’re gonna carry on, we’ll just speak about the music, and we had decided just before the interview we’re told don’t go there anymore, she doesn’t wanna do it anymore.”
Masechaba admitted that what she did wasn’t professional and risky as she was putting her job on the line.
“It went against the code of conduct of broadcasting… In that moment not only did I break the rules, but I basically threw my entire career under the bus by trying to protect a young lady. I removed my professional cap, and I stopped being a broadcaster and I became a human, and I became a woman.”