Metro FM reshuffle: Bonang resigns, Masechaba jumps on board and Khanyi gets a new show

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SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed to TshisaLIVE that Bonang Matheba has resigned from the station. The announcement came only hours after Lerato Kganyago was announced as Bonang’s co-host on The Front Row.

Highly-placed sources within the SABC have told TshisaLIVE that Bonang’s resignation came after B voiced her concern with having to co-host with Lerato.

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Earlier in the day, former Power FM DJ Masechaba Ndlovu was unveiled as a co-host on the stations afternoon drive show with Mo Flava.

That was not the only changes at the station.

Kaizer confirmed that Khanyi Mbau would get a new show, while Lerato Kganyago teamed up with Bonang Matheba on The Front Row as co-host.

The news comes just hours after DJ Fresh took over the reins as the breakfast show host, and was joined by Somizi Mhlongo as his co-host.

Kaizer said that the changes on the radio station weren’t new and happened every year.

“I know the word ‘reshuffle’ is a good word to use, as with the current news in our country, but the changes on Metro are no surprise. They are changes we effect for a new financial year, the only difference is we have not shared them publicly as we usually do,” he said.

Kaizer added that it was their strategy to surprise listeners with the changes and was therefore coy to reveal much detail about future plans. “You need to listen to the Metro, that’s how you will know what is going on. That is our strategy to keep our listeners engaged,” he said.

Khanyi also declined to comment on her new show. “Till I get confirmation, I am not allowed to comment on Metro or have anything to do with the media,” Khanyi  said.

The changes come in the wake of Glen Lewis’ resignation from the station to join Touch HD. This was followed by Unathi Msengana’s shock departure on Friday after a decade on the station.

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