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Why Hot 91.9FM laid off Sasha Martinengo

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Breakfast show host Sasha Martinengo was dismissed from Hot 91.9fm following a statement which he made during his show on Tuesday. Without delay he was immediately relieved of every of his duty in the radio station and not regarded as a part of them.

Llyod Madurai released a statement on social media following the incident which he described as unfortunate and completely unacceptable incident.


The managing director of the radio station said; this morning, an unfortunate and completely unacceptable incident took place during the Breakfast Show whereby, during the course of the broadcast, a reference was made by anchor presenter, Sasha Martinengo, who said “[A]nd people still listen to this monkey,” referring to Mr. Julius Malema.

As such, notwithstanding the presenter’s immediate and unreserved apology, the station has forthwith elected to remove him from all involvement with the radio station with immediate effect. Furthermore, the station hereby issues a public apology to Mr. Malema and deeply regrets any adverse inference that the conduct of the presenter has had.

To this end, the station renews its commitment to the ICASA Broadcasting Standards and to the national Constitution and has taken detailed remedial steps to ensure non-recurrence of such behavior.

However, listeners see no reason Sasha should be dismissed, rather, he should be counseled. Some tweeps thinks it could be racial discrimination against Sasha since he is a white .