‘Skeem Saam’s Sebasa Mogale pulled off air, linked crypto currency scam

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has confirmed that Thobela FM afternoon drive presenter and Skeem Saam actor Sebasa Mogale has been taken off air indefinitely following an expose. 

The Ntshirogelo afternoon drive host who also plays the character of Dr Hlongwane in Skeem Saam is allegedly linked to a crypto currency investment scam. 

WHY WAS SEBASA MOGALE TAKEN OFF AIR? 

In a statement, SABC Group executive corporate affairs and marketing, Gugu Ntuli confirmed the news. 

Ntuli said the popular Ntshirogele will be hosted by Mankoko Baby together with Skhumbuzo Mbatha. 

𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬!
On the word of a well-known radio host, they cashed in their pensions and took out loans to invest in a crypto scheme. Now penniless, their demand for answers is met with radio silence. @macmoleli investigates. https://t.co/mYpq2HnXAA

— Carte Blanche (@carteblanchetv) May 17, 2022

“Thobela FM has taken a decision to unschedule Sebasa Mogale, (Ntshirogele) Afternoon Drive presenter, following the Carte Blanche expose’. Mr. Mogale is being afforded an opportunity to resolve the issues raised in the recent broadcast which pertain to his personal business dealings involving crypto currency. 

“In the meantime, Mankoko Baby will be hosting Ntshirogele with Skhumbuzo Mbatha. The station takes the welfare of its vulnerable listeners seriously and will leave no stone unturned in its investigation of this matter.”

Gugu Ntuli

UKHOZI FM PRODUCERS AND PRESENTER SUSPENDED

On Wednesday, 18 May, Ukhozi FM breakfast show co-host, Sipho ‘DJ Sgqemeza’ Mbatha along with two producers, Mandla “Njinji” Magwaza and Babheke Mthethwa did not show up in the studio.

Ukhozi FM listeners were woken up by the voices of Siya Mhlongo and Nonhlanhla “Mroza” Buthelezi on Wednesday morning. Mroza hosts Vuka Africa Breakfast Show with DJ Sgqemeza.

Announcing the absence of her co-workers, Buthelezi said: “The rest of the team is on a break,” Isolezwe reported.

Ukhozi FM has suspended its breakfast show host, DJ Sgqemeza (right), and two other producers. Image via @ukhozi_fm/Instagram

While it is not clear why the three workers have been suspended again, Gugu Ntuli said the suspension is pending an internal investigation.

“Ukhozi FM management regrets to inform listeners that three members of the breakfast show team have been unscheduled following an internal investigation,”Ntuli said in a statement.

“These members are the host and two producers of the show. Management will not discuss this matter further as it is an employer-employee relationship governed by the corporation’s policies,” she continued.

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