It’s been almost four months since Thando Thabethe resigned at 5FM, but she has refused to rule out the possibility of returning back to radio. The star left the station due to contractual issues, and recently told Drum that she had to leave for her own peace of mind.
“It’s unfortunate how things turned out. I needed to do it for myself, and I am very proud of myself for it.”
Thando said her first love is acting, and that will be the focus of her career going forward. However, she won’t rule out the possibility of her returning to the airwaves, but maybe in a different form.
Fans have been calling for Thando to return to the airwaves, and she has constantly thanked fans for their support.
“I think radio is changing with the times. Podcasts seem to be the way forward. They afford listeners what Netflix offers viewers, namely on-demand consumption of content. Would I go back to radio? Never say never.”
Thando took to Twitter in April to open up about her 5FM exit, claiming she had tried to negotiate a pay increase and some leave in her contract renewal, but later heard her popular afternoon drive-time show would no longer be aired as it allegedly did not fit into the SABC’s two to five-year plan.
Thando and the SABC allegedly had several back and forths before she decided to resign.