Fired Kaya 959 presenter Unathi has spoken – for the first time – about being “silenced” by the radio station and allegations of gender-based violence.
Nearly two weeks after the radio station sacked Unathi, the radio presenter has found her voice in a short video clip posted on social media.
At the time of the popular radio presenter’s dismissal, Kaya 959 said: “The contract of presenter Ms. Unathi Nkayi has been terminated, effective immediately.”
“Kaya 959 can confirm that certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of the trust relationship between the two parties.”
But on Friday, Unathi posted a video on Instagram, saying: “I have been silenced by Kaya. I received a letter stating that I may not speak of the matter publicly because of the contractual agreements we all have as freelancers.
“I was specifically told that I can not use my platform to share my version of events.
“The only matter I will address because it is very important to me is the theme of GBV.”
Unathi, who remains an Idols SA judge, rejected claims emanating from social media that she had complained about GBV to Kaya’s management.
“GBV had nothing to do with the matter,” said Unathi the former presenter of Midday Joy at Kaya 959.
Seeing that the person who posted the insinuations of GBV and the radio station did not “correct the narrative”, Unathi said she “felt compelled” to break her silence.
Unathi, however, admitted that there were other complaints she made and the person she was at odds with also did the same.
“We submitted in writing allegations against each other … some founded and some found not to be … from both of us,” explained Unathi.
Unathi said she had handed the matter to her attorney “to handle legally against Kaya”.
Meanwhile, Unathi is preparing for the Festive Get-Together in The Life Artois renewed The cooking “talk show”.
The television show, which starts next month will be hosted by Unathi and chef-restaurateur Alessandro Khojane.
Season 2 starts 1 December 2021 on Mzansi Magic