Popular radio station Kaya 959 has fired its Midday Joy show presenter and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi effective immediately.
The FM channel made the announcement on Wednesday (17 November), citing “certain conduct that rendered the relationship intolerable going forward.”
Kaya 959 fires Unathi Nkayi
“Ms Nkayi’s contract has ended prematurely due to certain conduct that rendered the relationship intolerable going forward,” a statement from Kaya 959 indicated.
“Kaya 959 can confirm that certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of the trust relationship between the two parties. The business can further confirm that due process was followed and the decision was therefore made to part ways with Ms. Nkayi.
“The station would prefer not to be drawn into a debate around the details of what transpired in the interest of both parties. Safe to state that Ms. Nkayi’s version of events have been carefully considered and unfortunately found wanting.”
The station said it will announce a replacement presenter for the Midday Joy show “in due course.”
Unathi has not yet reacted publicly to her firing. Her comment will be added as soon as it is available.
The decision has however surprised her fans on social media, sparking intense speculation among her fans and the radio station’s listeners.