SABC radio DJ Chilli M fired from Ukhozi FM over payola
Radio DJ Chilli M real name, Vukani Masinga has been fired by the SABC. His contract has been terminated with immediate effect, after he admitted to taking bribes to play certain music for those who enticed him.
Chilli M has been with Ukhozi FM since 2012, and since the death of his daughter last year, from a car accident, he found himself in a difficult financial situation, and made the decision to take bribes.
This is not the first time that Chilli M has gotten into trouble at the station. Back in 2013, he was taken off air, because he had disagreed with management.
Before joining Ukhozi FM, Chilli M had worked at YFM, Metro FM and East Coast radio, and it seems controversy and drama seem to follow him in his career.
And his troubles at the SABC are pretty serious, as the corporation is planning to open a case on the allegations against him.
Payola is a big deal, and the SABC is making it very clear that they will go after anyone who engages in it.
When speaking to Daily Sun, Chilli M said, “Every company has its own policies. I went against SABC policy and I paid the price. I was tempted because I had lost my daughter and was in financial distress”.
“I have lost my job, but I am glad I was part of the biggest radio station in the country. I thank the station’s management for giving me the opportunity. I will now be focusing on other interests and spending time with my family,” Chilli M told the publication.