Media personality Unathi Nkayi broke his silence over his altercation with radio personality Sizwe Dhlomo via a video posted to Instagram today (November 26).
Unathi Nkayi was fired from Kaya FM on November 17th. City Press reported that Unathi had an altercation with Sizwe Dhlomo before she was fired. Unathi reportedly filed a complaint with human resources (HR) against Sizwe for verbally assaulting her. When HR reviewed the matter, Sizwe revealed that all conversations, including live ones, were recorded and insisted that HR listen to them immediately.
HR reportedly gave Unathi the opportunity to withdraw her allegations after the tapes were heard, but she refused. The Idols SA The judge has been silent since the allegations against her surfaced, but she has now spoken. Unathi claims she was silenced by Kaya FM due to the contractual agreement signed by the freelancers.
âI was silenced by Kaya. I received a letter that states that I cannot speak on the matter publicly due to the contractual arrangements we all have as freelancers. I was specifically told that I couldn’t use my platform to share my version of events. The only issue I’m going to address because it is very important to me is the topic of GBV that keeps coming up, âUnathi said.
She expressed that she was unhappy with the serious issue of gender-based violence (GBV) driven by the altercation.
âAll of this happened when Sizwe made reference to gender-based violence in South Africa in one of his many articles on me. GBV had nothing to do with the case. I never claimed at any time that Sizwe had committed an act of GBV against me. Sizwe knows that. Kaya knows it, âshe continued.
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The media personality went on to say that no GBV allegation had been made against Sizwe – but neither he nor Kaya FM corrected this account which swept across social media.
âFor the record, Sizwe and I both submitted allegations in writing, allegations against each other, some founded and others deemed not, from both of us. I handed over Kaya’s case to my lawyer to deal with legally, âshe added.
Unathi went on to say that she and Sizwe are not friends. She explains that she distanced herself from the radio personality when he spoke about her marriage and her children on the air.
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