Linda Sibiya May Return to Ukhozi FM Following Withdrawal of Fraud Case


By Staff Writer    22-Oct-2018 10:06 UTC+02:00

Linda Sibiya, who was fired from Ukhozi FM in 2014 after being accused of defrauding Edcon, wants his job back following the withdrawal of his court case against the fashion giant in September.

There is a possibility of Linda “Mr Magic” Sibiya returning to Ukhozi FM in the near future following the withdrawal of his fraud case against Edcon last month.

Sibiya was fired in 2014 after being accused of defrauding fashion giant Edcon of R1.8m through his event management company, Magic Communications.

It is reported that in 2013 Edcon paid the money to sponsor an event to honour Ukhozi FM legends, which was supposedly being organised by Sibiya’s company. However, that event never took place and the money was used for other purposes.

Following these allegations, Mr Magic’s three-year employment contract with Ukhozi FM was terminated, with two years remaining. Since then he has been fighting to clear his name and get his job back.

A few months after his sacking (in 2014) he joined Vuma FM, a relatively smaller radio station based in KZN. In 2016 he left the station and announced his retirement from radio.

At the end of September 2018, Sibiya’s case against Edcon was withdrawn at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg due to lack of evidence incriminating him, Isolezwe Newspaper reported.

Mr Magic, who was hosting the Vuka Mzansi Breakfast show when his contract was terminated, feels that he was dismissed unfairly and wants the SABC to reinstate him. He revealed to Isolezwe that his heart has always been at Ukhozi FM, adding that he would be happy to host any show, even if it airs at midnight.

His fans also want him back on the airwaves now that his name has been cleared.  His lawyers are currently in talks with the SABC to discuss his future at the station.

Meanwhile uKhozi FM has suspended one if its DJs, Bheka “Beekay” Mchunu for congratulating Mr Magic on air despite the station having forbidden any comments on this matter.


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  1. Sfiso Nxumalo says:

    Buya mfan’uMagic, isikhala sakho sikhona.

  2. nhlanhla qadi says:

    awu makabuye ave esakaza kamnandi u_Mr magic uya_excellor NGO_new year haa!! and simthandan !!!!

  3. Snenhlanhla sibiya says:

    Akabuye siyamkhumbula nge 31 December wenza1

  4. Lebaka says:

    Buya Mlindos I can’t wait to rase my volume high and hope u’ll reconcile with Pastor Zondo eeeeeeiiiiitttttttaaaaa!!!! Mlindos

  5. Jengu Thabani mlungisi says:

    Akabuye ulinda vele babedlala ngaye.kwayena lona owamxosha wacabanga kancani kakhulu uyena impela okumele axoshwe Manje.lomsakazo uwenza owakubo uyakhohlwa ukuthi ithina esinyusa izibalo zawo

  6. Mthobisi Victor says:

    Indeed he’s missed…….He was and still the Legend of the airwaves

  7. Jacob Zikhali says:

    Siyakwamukela mfana ka Sibiya . Sikukhumbulile impela . Woza, woza mfana .

  8. Thamsanqa says:

    Ngingajabula lokhu okuyisimanga mhla ngiyolizwa iphimbo lalensizwa yakwa Sibiya libuya emoyeni , oKhozini f.m. Akabuye u Mr Magic ngimlinde ngabomvu , buya mehl’endoda …..

  9. Minister Msibi says:

    As Bonga Mpanza just resign, please the currently management of Ukhozi FM must bring back Linda Sibiya back. We need him back an I’m no longer listening Ukhozi fm untill Linda’s is back.

  10. Submission Mahlambi says:

    Buya Sotobe , sikhulu isikhala owasivula.

  11. Nomusa Mnguni says:

    Buya Linda siyakukhumbulà ayikho I breakfast show eyofana neyakho oKhozini into ekuwena egazini,isiphiwo.Sobuyela oKhozini mhla wabuya.

  12. Sboniso Buthelezi says:

    I will be glad to see him back on air he made me to glue on radio ,he inspired me i miss him alot I would love hear his voice either on breakfast show or 3-6

  13. Girlie Kunene says:

    Uyakhunjulwa Mr Magic kakhulu ngingasana kakhulu mungabuya

  14. Girlie Kunene says:

    Uyakhunjulwa Mr Magic kakhulu ngingajabula mungabuya emsakazweni

  15. Msizi Msomi says:

    Sanibonani
    Ewu ngingathini nje,ukuxoshwa kuka sibiya kwangiphula umoya kodwa nga understand ukuthi okhozini nine nqubo yenu yokwenza izinto…..kodwa uma ningambuyisa singabonga

  16. Nana londiwe nyawo says:

    Ngyacela abuye ubhuti Linda….siyazicelela

  17. Wonkewonke says:

    Wow ngiyakukhumbula kiDrive Home Show, Vuka Mzansi nanoma sesihlukanisa unyaka….

  18. CinderellaM says:

    Buya Mr Magic sikulindile❤❤❤

  19. Sphesihle memela says:

    Plz baphathi bokhozi sicela nibuyise mr magic emsebenzi plz nandise nezi nsuku za pastor zondo ekukhuthazeni abantu kungabi u monday kuphela

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