Following her sudden resignation from the station, radio/TV presenter Dineo Ranaka will be taking over the reins from Bonang Matheba on Metro FM.
The change will take effect immediately and Ranaka who is a former YFM and 5FM DJ, will join Metro FM presenters Lerato Kganyago and Quinton Masina, the “Naked DJ” as from today on The Front Row show. TV presenter Dineo Ranaka is reportedly in the studio to report for duty on the show which airs from 10am to 12pm.
On Monday afternoon, local celebrity Bonang Matheba announced her resignation on Twitter.
“After 3 years of making magic on the Front Row, I can confirm that I have officially stepped down as the host of the show. I will miss my Metro FM family dearly, as they say all good things do come to an end….Looking forward to the next chapter of my radio life.”
Her resignation from Metro FM comes in the midst of a major presenter reshuffle at the station. The SABC had confirmed that Metro FM listeners should gear up for a few surprises.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that while Khanyi Mbau is getting her own show, Lerato Kganyago will team up with Bonang Matheba on The Front Row as co-host.
Kganyago who used to host a drive-time show called The Drive with Moeti “Mo Flava” Tsiki, joined Matheba on the show on Monday.
However, a few hours after the first show with her new teammates, Matheba shocked fans by announcing her resignation. In a series of tweets, she explained the reason behind her decision to quit.
One of her tweets reads;
“My heart is broken. I was told about the changes to my show an hour before going on air today.”
Nevertheless, she hinted that she will soon make a radio comeback.
“I will miss my Metro FM family dearly, as they say good things do come to an end … Looking forward to the time the next chapter of my radio life.”
Meanwhile, that brings up the fact that Matheba and her boyfriend were reportedly spotted at Touch HD headquarters on Monday afternoon as the news of her departure from Metro FM hit the headlines.
Former Metro FM and CEO of online radio station station, Touch HD, DJ Tbo Touch is apparently on a mission to get every iconic DJ at Metro FM to his station.