TV and radio personality, Thando Thabethe will be joining the 947 family as the new drive time host every weekday from 3pm-7pm.
This comes after the previous drive time host, Thato ‘DJ Fresh’ Sikwane and Themba ‘Euphonik’ Ndaba parted ways with the station following rape allegations that were levelled against them.
In January, a Johannesburg woman took to Twitter to accuse the two popular DJs of drugging and raping her during an after party at a lodge back in 2011. Since then, there has been an ongoing legal matter which has seen the rape charges being dismissed by the NPA due to insufficient evidence.
However, Primedia Broadcasting still proceeded to part ways with the pair.
“This decision does not reflect a view on the veracity of any allegations against either Euphonik or Fresh. Rather it prioritises Primedia Broadcasting’s business imperatives. We believe that this decision is in the best interest of our company and our various stakeholders,” interim chief executive of Primedia Broadcasting, Geraint Crwys-Williams said in a statement.
Now, the station has announced that Thando Thabethe will takeover the drive time slot with a new show, - 947 Drive with Thando – which will be co-hosted by Alex Caige, who was previously with the station’s breakfast show, Anele and the club on 947.
“947 today announced that actress, MC, and well known broadcast personality, Thando Thabethe will be joining the team as the official drive time host of '947 Drive with Thando', weekdays from 15:00 – 19:00 co-hosted by energetic and fearless Alex Caige…” they wrote on their website.
“As part of the changes to the Drive Time show, 947 bids a fond farewell to the high-spirited and effervescent Mantsoe Pout. We wish her well in her future endeavours. Final 947 lineup changes will be revealed on Thursday, 11 March 2021,” they added.
Thando Thabethe. who has previously worked at 5FM and UJ FM, also expressed her excitement to be joining the station.
“It’s HAPPENING!!! So glad to finally announce that I’m officially driving you home Joburg #947DriveWithThando ,” she captioned a video of the reveal on Twitter.
Watch the full video below.
Congratulations to Thando!