South Africa radio host sacked for ‘monkey’ jibe at politician | News


A white South African radio presenter has been dismissed from his job after he called a senior opposition leader a “monkey” on a live show. 

“People still listen to this monkey,” Sasha Martinengo, host with a Johannesburg-based radio station, said on Tuesday during his popular breakfast show.

He was referring to the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader, Julius Malema.

The Hot 91.9FM station sacked Martinengo shortly after the remarks were made, calling his action “unfortunate and completely unacceptable”.

“The station is fully committed to all members of our community equally, irrespective of their political, ideological, religious or social viewpoints, and stands for tolerance, equality and the constitutional rights of all,” the station said in a statement posted on…

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