A veteran Radio Presenter Lawrence Makhubele professional knows as Majomela, explained why he left Mala FM 101 in his interview with Solly Makamu on the G-one Solly Makamu YouTube channel.
When Solly Makamu asked Majomela where he is, as a Mala FM employee, he said he’s no longer in the station due to the problems that he encountered in the station where he end up taking the station to CCMA and won the case.
When he won the case, he said it was to him to make his way back to Mala FM or not, where he see it unfit to return to the Station.
“it was into me to decide if I want to return to the station or not, after I won the case. I also received the letter declaring that I’m restrained to work,” said Majomela.
Majomela said, his listeners were against the idea that he should retire as Presenter and focus on Event management, where they said he either holds those two roles.
Makhubele mentioned that his experience played a huge role on the station because it used to be on top 5 of the Community Radios.
“Due to my dignity in the station, Mala FM used to be in Position 3 or 5, after you (Solly Makamu), Judas, Edward Masenyani, and Chavi left the station,” he said.
“Program manager decided to amend my working schedule from 5 days (Monday to Friday) to 4 days in a week. I wasn’t angry, because I took it as an advantage since I will be spending more time with my family,”
He proceeded to say this was the cause of the crisis because when he returned to work on Monday listeners were furious with the decision that was taken by Management.
” we (Listeners) want you back to your schedule which is from Monday to Friday,” he said.
“Since I was part of Management I followed the protocol, and told my listeners to visit the station to report their problems,” he added.
He revealed that he received an SMS from Station, stating that he was suspended pending investigation.
“In the morning I received a message from the station, saying ‘I should not report to work pending the investigation”.
After receiving the SMS, he said, he decided to go to the station to find out if the SMS was meant for him or not, where he discovered that they have already placed someone on my show and the SMS was meant for him.
“On the court, Mala FM management claimed that I didn’t control listeners when they indicated that they are not happy with me Presenting 4 days only during the show,”
The entertainer indicated that he will no longer return to Mala FM 101, on his interview.
“I’m no longer returning to Mala FM because if they managed to secure position 3 with my presence, it will be hard for them to acknowledge it because now they are in position 10,”
According to Majomela when the community radio is on position 10, it means that it has less than 200 Listeners, he claimed that Mala FM is sitting in Position 10 compared to other Stations community radio, and it means that they have less than 200 listeners who tuned in to their station.
When the host, asked him if he will return to the entertainment industry, Majomela said, with his relationship with different Businesses, he is planning to start a commercial radio, where he gonna hire a veteran Presenter.