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Gagasi FM female presenters stage walk-out: 'I'm tired of us not feeling safe at work'

2019-09-05 13:43
Nomfundo Clarissa
Nomfundo Clarissa (Photo: Instagram/Nomfundo Clarissa)

Johannesburg – KZN radio station Gagasi FM's presenter Njabs Zwane staged a walk-out during the morning show on Thursday, showing solidarity to women who have been the victims of gender-based violence in South Africa.  

"I've caused a bit of a panic by leaving mid-show…sorry not sorry," Njabs tweeted.  

She added: "If men want a SA with no woman, it's fine, then we must give them that. I'm tired of us not feeling safe even AT WORK. I thought of #ThembisileYende this morning and was triggered kabhlungu. They are killing us." 

In another tweeted the presenter said she walked out of "The Uprising" breakfast show, which she hosts alongside Felix Hlophe, "for every woman in the country that wakes up everyday DREADING to go to work because there are sexual and violent predators hiding in fancy offices (sic)." 

"I'm not going to apologise for being TIRED OF BEING SCARED," she went on to say. 

Upon seeing the bold move Njabs had made, another Gagasi presenter, Nomfundo Clarissa, who co-hosts "The Afternoon Drive", said that she would not be present for her show today.  

"So! @NjabsZwane started something today! Women are not safe around ANY MAN! Even at work! So @XolileSports and I will not be apart of @gagasifm's Afternoon Drive Show @thedrivekzn," she tweeted.  

PIC: Gagasi FM presenter Nomfundo Clarissa among female hosts staying away from work as a sign of solidarity to victims of gender-based violence

Sharing a tweet on their official account, Gagasi FM made the following statement: "We acknowledge the walk off by Njabs & Bright from #TheUprising. Both ladies are well and receiving adequate support. We also stand in solidarity with them and the women and children of KZN as they continue to be unjustly harassed and murdered. This needs to stop!"