Tears flow on final Grant, Anele 5FM show

2012-03-30 15:22
Shaheema Barodien
Cape Town - Just hours after Sasha Martinengo bid farewell to his listeners after 18 years at 5FM, Grant Nash and Anele closed off their final show together on the radio station.

The two young DJs, who cut their teeth together on campus station TuksFM, were both in tears as they paid tribute to each other and their colleagues during an emotionally charged show.

Anele talked about how Grant helped her deal with the death of her mother, while Grant honoured his friendship with Anele, as a woman he knew he would "never have a sexual relationship with".

'I love you very, very much'

Anele will be leaving 5FM to take on a new radio show on Highveld 94.7, while Grant, a practising Buddhist and vegan, will be moving to Nepal where he is believed to be taking a vow of silence.

"Grant I'm not going to miss you, I'm going to miss us," said a sniffling Anele.

"My sister, my co-host, my mentor. I love you very, very much," said Grant to his co-host.

The final song they played on their show was Mr Jones by Counting Crows.

The show also featured tributes to the pair from Grant's mother, and his mentor former 5FM DJ Mark Gillman, who currently resides in London.

During Grant and Anele's final show, listeners took to Twitter to share their thanks and tributes to the DJ pair.

"So sad I'm missing @Anele 's last day on 5fm, it's crazy busy at work. Take a bow Young Xhosa Girl! Usebenzile! [sic]" wrote @Syfokazi.

"@Anele never knew what emotional bonds I formed with voices on the radio until today, all the best for the future," wrote @Bookhan_chick.

"tears jst flowed uncontrollably wen angie said her goodbyes....*cried in silence*....." wrote @lilkayza.

"@GrantNash @Anele thanx for making me blive dat radio is for everyone. I'm inspired by u guys dat I want a career in radio. Love u lots. [sic]" wrote @babyhali.

Incumbent 5FM DJ Rob Forbes, who takes over Sasha's 09:00 to 12:00 from Monday 2 April, shared his appreciation for Grant and Anele via Twitter: "I've known @Anele and @GrantNash personally since their graveyard shows on campus radio. You two are wonderful. I'll miss you."

Rob Vember and Kim Schulze will be taking over Grant and Anele 12:00-15:00 show from Monday. 5FM's new line-up takes effect on 1 April.


  • Melusi - 2012-03-30 15:48

    did 5fm pay news24? whos next in the crying and firing line? All these people have been fired due to sheer incompetence,we dont want to hear more of their sob stories.To Grant,u should have taken that vow of silence a long long long time my broer

  • garth.philpot - 2012-03-30 15:56

    Thank god, its time somebody gave these fools the boot... hopefully Anele will take a vow of silence too.

  • tucj7 - 2012-03-30 16:49

    My remove Grant & Anele page worked!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remove-Grant-Anele-from-5FM/168068683306216 Damnit they were useless!

  • dssteyn - 2012-03-30 16:54

    It's a pity Sasha is going... one of the last few who really deserve some air time. Grant the world is a better place with you taking a vow of Silence, hope it lasts a long time... (#Can'tTrustAVegan) Go Anele! go! anywhere you want too. 5Fm is bigger than you! 1 or 2 years at 5fm? hardly rewards tears? Have a spoon of cement and #HardenTheFUp

  • Michael - 2012-03-30 17:04

    I am so glad they are off the radio, terrible DJ's.

      Shoosh - 2012-03-30 21:20

      My sentiments as well, these 2 useless a-holes are part of the the reason I stopped listening to this once great & now crap radio station.

  • Wayne - 2012-03-30 17:34

    Tears? Tears of joy maybe...

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-30 20:39

    Is that Anele in the picture? She looks just like I imagined her.

  • wesleywt - 2012-03-31 03:39

    Were they allows to play real music for their last show? Or did they continue with that soulless crap that's typical of 5FM these days.

  • Blue - 2012-03-31 07:08

    YAYYYY!!! AT LAST!!! Now I can voice my opinion...every time I see Anele, whether its at a function or in the news, she is going off with that loud mouth of hers. She is the most irritating person. I tried listening to two of her shows and both times rather changed to alternative listening pleasure...what a 'loud mouth'...DAMIT SHE IS IRRITATING!! GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-02 17:50

      Go play computer games

  • Rory Marx - 2012-03-31 09:30

    thank goodness!they were the crappest djs ever!i think rob vember sux just as bad!they play such crap music!why dnt we get a more vibey dj that actually has something interesting to say like gareth?the other djs ramble about crap!

  • Rory Marx - 2012-03-31 09:32

    rob vember is just as boring!they shoild fire his ass!iv almost fell asleep behind the wheel once thats how boring his show is!can he ramble on about crap!with his monotone voice!

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