Linda Sibiya (Mr Magic) Set to Reveal Reasons Behind his Dismissal from Ukhozi FM


By Staff Writer    05-Feb-2014 07:30 UTC+02:00
Linda Sibiya will reveal UKhozi FM's secrets on Wednesday after being fired unexpectedly.

Linda Sibiya is set to address the media at the Durban City Hall today (5 Feb, 2013). He is expected to disclose the real reasons why he was fired from Ukhozi FM.

By now, it is old news that Linda ‘Mr Magic’ Sibiya is no longer part of Ukhozi FM. The popular Dj was fired unexpectedly last week, on the 30th of January. However, the reasons behind his axing are still not definitely known. Mr Magic is expected to reveal them in a press conference at the Durban City Hall today.

Over the past few days, people have come up with several speculations as to why he was fired. So far, we know of three reasons that have been presumed as the cause for his dismissal.

It has been reported that Mr Magic breached the SABC’s code of conduct by supporting the ANC openly, was a control freak, and committed fraud.

ANC Support
Last week the first report by Isolezwe newspaper cited Mr Magic’s support for the ruling party as the reason for his dismissal. The newspaper reported that he was part of several ANC campaigning events and urged people to vote for the ruling party, thereby breaking the SABC laws by which radio DJs are expected to abide.

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Linda Sibiya wearing ANC-branded sneakers. Image: Twitter.

On his Twitter account, it is evident that Mr Magic supports the ANC. In one of his images he is seen wearing  ANC-branded sneakers with the name “Linda Sibiya” on them.  Mr Magic confirmed his support for the ruling party. On Saturday he Tweeted, “ANC is my home and I’m not ashamed. It’s my right. I can campaign now freely for my organization. So people don’t speculate just wait for me.”

Control Freak
According to the information we have gathered from various sources so far, it seems like there was a conflict between Mr Magic and Ukhozi FM’s management. A source who spoke to the Daily Sun alleged that Mr Magic was a control freak.

According to the source, Mr Magic made it hard for Zandile Tembe, the station’s programmes manager, to do her job. Although she was the boss, Mr Magic, who had been with Ukhozi FM for 18 years, allegedly wanted to dictate to her on how to run things. Tembe felt undermined and wanted to be given space to do things her way. From 2008 to 2011, Tembe used to work as content producer on Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show (VMBS), a morning show Mr Magic hosted from 2008 until last week. In 2011, Tembe got promoted to the post of programmes manager. After that her working relationship with Mr Magic gradually turned sour, ultimately resulting in Mr Magic getting the boot. When asked about these rumours, Tembe denied them and refused to comment further.

Fraud
On Sunday, Isolezwe revealed that Mr Magic was under investigation for fraud. It reported that his company, Magic Communications, inappropriately received a R1.8 million sponsorship from Edcon. Edcon reportedly paid the money under the impression that they were working with the SABC. Mr Magic’s company was expected to use the money to organise an event to honour Ukhozi FM legends. However, the event never happened and the SABC did not receive any money. Thus, Mr Magic is being investigated for using his influence as an SABC Dj to defraud Edcon.

Mr Magic said these allegations were being used as an excuse to oust him. The real reasons for his dismissal are yet to be disclosed. Apparently there were internal battles within the station. He said Bonga Mpanza, the station manager, knows why he fired him and promised to reveal the truth in a press conference to be held at the Durban City Hall today at 11:00 am.

Related Stories:

  1. Linda Sibiya Fired From Ukhozi FM
  2. Linda Sibiya to Reveal Ukhozi FM’s Dark Secrets after being Fired from the Station
  3. Linda Sibiya’s Press Conference Leaves Questions Unanswered
  4. Communication Workers Union Against Linda Sibiya’s Dismissal

 


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  1. Senzo Dube says:

    Mmmh I can’t wait ukuzwa

  2. Lindi says:

    Hawu, kanti uyisaphotha ngempela i-ANC.

  3. vusi 77 says:

    The difference is the same.

    Magic erred, but he was too big for his space already.
    There are bigger and better thing awaiting him.
    Now no need to campaign informally fir his party of choice

  4. nqobile says:

    i cant wait ukuth uzothin mr magic bt sibuhlungu xem ngokuhamba kwakho

  5. okuhle says:

    ohh somkhumbula uMr Magic btt dnt think revealing secrets kuzomnceda nguban ozophinde amQashe xa enze njalo uzowafumanaph amaReference unless akasafun kuSakaza anymore….all da best Mlindos*

  6. Sindi says:

    I can’t wait to her from Linda’s side .bt I think 1,7million is going down he was a good marketer besimthanda futhi akuna muntu ongenamaphutha sibuhlungu kabi ,bt they someone who waiting for him out there.

  7. stomo says:

    hai uma kuhona okwazio ngabo laba abakuxoshayo kuveze nawe

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ngyafisa ukwaz ukth uLinda yn lena azobatshelayo yona kwimeetng,silindele ukuzwa konke ngaye.

  9. thembani sibisi says:

    Ayi ngizwelana nawe kakhulu linda konda uyindonda emadodeni khuluma okungaphakathi ngabo nawe iqiniso alivele obala ngabo nabo

  10. mphile biyela says:

    All dat best mkhaya all i can say is inxeba lendoda alihlekwa

  11. thabisile hlongwane says:

    sohlala sikuthanda sotobe kodwa ukhozi luzokwehla ungasekho ne motivation yakho

  12. Bheki says:

    Y bengakusho konke loko all along esezokusho manje sexoshiwe,he knew wat he must and mustn’t do as an SABC employee so for him to openly say who he supports is out of line

  13. sindiswa says:

    All d best mlindos wat I can say kuth thula ungazilweli khona zolwelwa. It not ova until god says it ova.

  14. Ntwenhle ka mtimande says:

    Ujesu wath öngenasono makathathe itshe ashaye owesifazane kepha akukho noyedwa owenza njalo,kanjalo nath asmelanga ukwahlulela nokzindlela umuntu,i wish u ol d best Mr Sbiya

  15. pretty says:

    Hawu kwakubi ke nokho noma singakalazi iqiniso eliphelele but I believe we derseve to knw ukuthi kwenzakalani thina njengabalaleli let’s wait and see

  16. Nombango says:

    We jst hope ukt umpanza abonakale ukt unenkinga ngoba unayo shame we a behind u no matter wat happens sohamba nawe mlindos

  17. Dalubuhle says:

    Akwaqili layikhotha emhlane. Sobohla manyosi kude nizenza izinto. Slindele ukuzwa ukuthi uzothini kodwa mina ngokubona kwami iSABC has a strong case against Sotobe. It reminds me of Thuso Motaung, another larger than life radio personality who also defruaded SABC of millions of rands. Though Thuso has since bounced back from his credebility has been greatly harmed. Nxesi Mr Magic.

  18. Nodumo malongweni says:

    Phumela obala Mlindos kulate ngoku kodwa nditsho uMpanza lowo angasithatha yhini isiphiwo sakho ,sky is the limit bhutiza

  19. Slu says:

    Linda Sbiya don’t despair there are bigger and greater things coming your way God always has plans for each and everyone of us as long as we believe in him

  20. qhubekani says:

    It not over until God say it over baba uLinda sokukhumbula oKhozini asethembe ukth abalaleli angeke bakuyeke ukuqhubeka balalele ukhozi fm

  21. khanyo tembe says:

    With god everything is possible akukho okungadluli mr magic maybe god has planned you more dan da work u were doing , beka ithemba ku jesu uyena owaziyo.. Its nt over

  22. Sifiso Koza says:

    Yazi mina nomndeni wami sizomkhumbula uLinda, usuku lwami bengiliqala ngokulalela uLinda ngisho ngise office yami emsebenzini. Kwesinye isikhathi bengize ngihleke ngedwa ngesimo nje abephusha ngalo uhlelo lwakhe. Ngiyakuvuma Sotobe ngathi ne ANC ingakwenzela amadlelo aluhlaza. #sad#

  23. MMM UKUBA BENGISEDBN BENGOYE NGIFIKE ECITY HALL MMM LINDA UJEHOVA AKUPHE AMANDLA AMANINGI UBE NJENGOSOLOMON AMANDLA AKHA MAWABE SEZINWELINI BHUTI AMANDLAAAAAAA!!

  24. mfundo zondi says:

    Nam ngisho njalo ngith aynuk inyama ingosiwanga,I sabc is a very large and reputable organisation,with a lot of influence far beyond mr sibiya as an individual..I think its important to note the lesson in this situation..”No one should ever be bigger than their own shoes..other wyse uzozqgoka kanjan ndoda”..ube mnander mr magique..nswemper

  25. Mr Magic says:

    Those sneakers have IFP colours “Red White Yellow Green and Black”….kwaaa

  26. ntombenhle says:

    ngibuhlungu kakhulu ngoLinda umpanza unenkinga waqala ngoTshatha no Mchunu manje sekuLinda hhay mina ngiyakukhumbula already

  27. Msah says:

    Linda yba strong boy

  28. Linda Shange says:

    Kubuhlungu ukulahlekelwa umsebenzi bt uLinda noma yini angayisho manje ayisasizi. Ukuba amukele,sithi isizulu ukuvaleka komnyango kusho ukuvuleka komunye.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Umpanza ukwenzile okuthandwa uyena waze washintsha inhlelo ngaphandle kokbuza kuthi wagxosha ulinda akanayo nento angasitshela yona uthule uthe du njengesthombe sepas n. Dlamini .

  30. Nombango dubazane says:

    Umpanza akasichazeli lu2 njengabalaleli ucabanga ukt kukwagogo okhozini uyachanasa kant sobhla manyosi mhhh ngat uzozilalelela wena ukhozi ngoba olwakho aklona olabalaleli uyabora shame

  31. Winnie Ndlela says:

    Konke kuneskhathi emhlabeni ,akekho umuntu operfect,ngyakhumbula uLinda ethi uma uke wabanephutha konke okuhle kuyashabala.Yima idolo Linda kuzolunga

  32. Joel says:

    Harrie sotobe, mkhaya ukuhlehla kwenqama akusho ukwehluleka isuke ilande amandla, al da best to umbutho wabantu, viva anc viva uzobangena mr.magic

  33. sesethu ngwane says:

    mlindos uyisinyanya kuthi singabalaleli bokhozi ndinguMxhosa thina ke Kumhlobo sofumana abalaleli xa bekuxosha kanje coz ubungoyena mntu oluqinisayo uKhozi….dont give up God is in ur side.

  34. Similo nkala says:

    Mr magic inhliziyo yami ibuhlungu ngalesenzo somphathi wokhozi ,mina ngingumlaleli wakho ngise Zimbabwe,i will miss yo motivation i VMBS will never be same without u and in Zim you had more than a million listeners manje ngiyabona isibala sabalaleli bokhozi sizoyehla,Goodbye khozi fm and 2 u Sotobe be strong ,its not over untill God says its over

  35. Anonymous says:

    Linda was da best radio Dj nd i wil mic him dearly.

  36. Boh says:

    Ai ukhozi nje nx…..1st it wz zondo nw linda mxm

  37. Ahadi promise says:

    Yonke into yenzeka ngesizathu Nkulunkulu nawe Mr Magic its boring without you but i knw khona okuhle okukhulu okuzayo ozokuthola empilweni yakho kwesinye isikhathi bekudingeka silahle okunye ukuze sizuze okuye

  38. Sandi says:

    Ngibuhlungu shame ngo Linda all the best MR Magic u always say IT IS NOT OVER UNTIL GOD SAYS IT’S OVER, le akusiyo eyakho inike umnikazi wayo akulwele! Luv u always!

  39. sibone zikalala says:

    Linda must stop misleading the people, he knows why he was fired -what dark secrets is he going to reveal? When did he become aware of such screts and why has he been quiet about them all along? He mustnt think he is above the law and SABC! Ukhozi will continue being the best radio station without him! People must stop lamenting – Viva Ukhozi FM

  40. Anonymous says:

    Nxese sotobe ayilale ngenxeba

  41. zalolo says:

    I’m sorry bhut Linda about what happened,please don’t tell the world about uKhozi Fm’s secrets doing so won’t change what has happened,just leave all to God, He’s on your side.I’m sure the station manager wouldnt fire you for a stupid thing because YOU WERE uKhozi FM and WE love u as your followers,kuhlale kunezinto emisebennzini bhuti ezinkulu so please don’t expose them it might block your ways in life,we love you,will always support you!

  42. Ruth says:

    UKhozi FM will never be the same, sophinde siyitholephi i motivation ekuseni? Mina ngibuhlungu kab.i angsalulaleli nalolokhozi. Pls come back Mr Magic! Mbuyiseni bo!!! “Ezikhalela’ ngyamthanda

  43. tjoooooo says:

    ubhaqwe emamele iBEE kumhlobo wenene fm during his show 6:30~9:00 freq 93.2 eJozi lol

  44. Queen says:

    Lawa ukhozi fm bhu! Phansi!

  45. makhosie mnisi says:

    How dare they dished him out like that after all he has done for them,freakin LUZA’s,he MUST reveal evrythin,we wanna here hs side of a story after all there’s always two ways to a story…

  46. Thulani Nkomonde says:

    Thulanni Nkomonde
    *Its not over yet*

  47. thobile nkwanyana stanger says:

    sori bhuti linda,ave sikthanda nkos zoksiza kukho konke.we mic u already *thobile nkwanyana stanger*

  48. slindile ndlovu stanger says:

    nnkosi ibe nawe sotobe,nkulunkulu ngeke akninke inkinga engaphezulu kwakho ngegama lenkos zonqoba,sok-khumbula

  49. Anonymous says:

    Mlindos kuzolunga uthixo usthandasonke ube ryt sinawe

  50. thembelani cele entuzuma f says:

    Athini ama dark secret boo naku ngsalile izolo?

  51. Sbu shange says:

    Mnxm efika nje lo MPANZA Wakhona usezoxosha abantu abadala oKHOZINI. Uyena nje okmele ahambe. Akaz lutho

  52. skhumbuzo kunene edobsy says:

    Yebo ayinuki ingosiwanga komelele akhulume iqiniso uSotobe bese ukhozi lubheka abalandeli abakhalayo ngoba ukhozi ngolwabalaleli hayi umpanza

  53. nonkuh says:

    Linda kuzolunga bhuti impilo inje ifuna abantu aba.strong njengawe cn God b wth you#

  54. sbusiso says:

    ukhozi fm ngibona sengathi alikho iqiniso kulo if umtwana onile ekhaya uyabizwa kukhulunywe naye nt umxoshe nje noma kanjani and ukhozi angeke ngisalulalela mina siphila ngama motivation ka linda ubani ozosikhuthaza manje bt unkulunkulu akasoze asidela. .mr linda be strong trust yourself make it happened sinawe. Thnkx

  55. vusi says:

    Poor management mr
    Mpanza go to school

  56. thuli mtshali says:

    Its nt over man its nt over,jst wait nd see whts cuming bcause makukhina okukhulu okuzayo fanele okuncane kusuke.

  57. s ngobese says:

    Okwase mhlabeni kuyaphela kepha ezulwini kuhlale kukhona when cames around goes around nelakhe ilanga liyeza

  58. Mbalisto e sunward park says:

    WITHOUT U LINDA THE IZ NO KHOZI FM,PHELA U SIBU OWA SUNDAY ULINDA USIBUSISA NSUKU ZONKE SO PLZ GUYS ABACABANGISISE OKHOZINI

  59. Zet says:

    Linda thought he’s bigger than his employer & he thought ukhozi lolwakhe. Makahambe kuba ukhonza (worshiper) imali. Fraud is a very serious offence. Akukho qiniso ngandawo apha these r last kicks of a dying horse. Hamba Sibiya wagxotha uZondo andizange ndibuye ndikuthande, good Mr Mpanza

  60. Nkosingiphile Mathenjwa says:

    Josefa abafowabo bamfaka emgodini kepha iphupho lakhs aliqedwanga umgodi, umgodi wawusamfundisa ukuthi abantu banjan, life challenges are not there to kill but to promote you to the next level of life…it’s not over till God says its over..

  61. mandhla nkabinde..eshowe says:

    salute mr magic uzoba strong ….boss impilo imnandi….bambelela syajika…God will be bless for you

  62. Sihle hlongwane..berville says:

    Selekhu kwahamba wena Linda angisalulaleli ukhozi nd makazilalelele uMpanza coz lungolwakhe akasihloniphi thina baleleli uzenza usiyazi.behla abalaleli lwasala ukhozi sophinde luhambe phambili b strong linda sihamba nawe

  63. Lebaka says:

    What goes around comes back around

  64. nkosiyenzile zikode ,ophongolo. says:

    Mr magic sorry,sibuhlungu singabalale sizoyitholaphi nyalo imotivation e hot.good lucky la uyakhona.

  65. olga says:

    umpanza uyi sihpukuhpuku fokoff barri

  66. sqwili dube or mzamo hluhluwe says:

    dnt try to impress a person wth a luv u dnt have linda dnt fool ur self wena awukaze ube neqiniso naxosha uzondo so why ukhala wena?

  67. Mbalencane says:

    U khozi won’t be the same without you, we will always miss you! !Our God is God of timing into enhle is coming on yr way.

  68. Sihle says:

    Mr magic I need you for two years now atleast if I can get your email adrdress,noma ngishiye eyam ngiyakdinga baba,nansi eyam trevor.sihle@gmail.com

  69. cyanda mthembu says:

    we miss you mr magic sibiya no one can try to replace you okhozi mna ndise bizana besikumamela evrymorning but God has a new plan for you tata

  70. Anonymous says:

    ngilokhu ngithi Mr Magic uyabuya lutho. sibuhlungu. yazi ngampela. kubuhlungu nokuyoqala i steshi esisha but ayikho into esingayenza.uma umthengisi enugakuniki into oyifunayo.ncono
    undlulele phambili uyothola lento oyifuna Thanx khozi FM.

  71. anonymous says:

    Kubuhlungu ukuxoshwa kwa Linda,I motivation yakhe ibisakha futhi isikhuthaza singabantu abasha,kanti futhi sesajwayela I voice yakhe ekseni akujwayeleki

  72. Anonymous says:

    la bora u khozi ekuseni nkosi.noma ningazamani akekho ozovala iskhala sika Linda Sibiya.

  73. lethy newcastle says:

    Linda wambhela uzondo umngondi namhla sekungene wena don’t cry brother goes around comes around

  74. annonimous says:

    Wat eva hapened, I still need u Mr Magic, wat hapened to Mr Zondo it waz not yo fault n he iz back now, motivation iz on FIRE but Dj Sgqe iz so cold.

  75. Mvuseni Zondi says:

    U can’t put a gud man down. Look where is Mr Magic now. He is doing it @ Vuma while uKhozi lindizela phaNsi. Lol

  76. Zithulele mbanda says:

    hi mr Mina ngifisa kabi ukuhlangana nawe mfowethu wangakha noma ngikhona kungenxa yakho sotobe

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