Following an online petition and calls for Kaya FM to remove Skhumba Hlophe after his comments on topless protesters, the station responded that it’s pondering over the matter.
Subsequently, Kaya FM arrived at a decision, confirming that it will not be taking the requested action against comedian Skhumba Hlophe. Thus, the radio jock is not going anywhere.
As promised, the station held a meeting with the comedian to deliberate on the online petition and several complaints against him. The station was called on to fire him or have him publicly render an apology for his comments about the protesters.
Speaking on the issue, Kaya FM’s head of programming Neil Johnson said;
“We cannot get into the specifics of what was discussed but we asked him to publicly apologize for his comments on air- which he did- in addition to the public apology he had already given on social media. He understood the gravity of the situation and was apologetic. No further sanctions will be taken against him.”
“We have acknowledged the complaints received against him and will treat these with due respect as signatories of the code of conduct of the BCCSA but Skhumba’s comments were made on his personal social media account and even though it has a knock-on effect, we don’t want to get involved any more than we think is necessary.”
Having said that, Johnson confirmed that Skhumba will continue in his role at the station. Meanwhile, the comedian already rendered a public apology last. He apologized to everyone who felt wronged by his comments, adding that he was seemingly misunderstood.
Social media called Skhumba out on his derogatory comment on topless Wits protesters, saying he was out of life. Read the story here.