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Radio personality Dineo Ranaka is trending on Twitter. Image via Instagram @dineoranaka.

Back on air? The real reason behind Dineo’s Metro FM suspension

Radio personality Dineo Ranaka will be back on Metro FM today…Was her #UmlandoChallenge effort the reason for her temporary suspension?

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Radio personality Dineo Ranaka is trending on Twitter. Image via Instagram @dineoranaka.

Radio personality Dineo Ranaka announced that she will be back on Metro FM today (24 January) after she was suspended last week. 

DINEO RANAKA IS BACK ON AIR 

Dineo Ranaka was suspended from Metro FM for misconduct last week. This was said to be because she was dancing on the furniture at the radio station in Auckland Park, Gauteng when she did the #umlando challenge.

The #Umlando challenge saw participants winding their hips to the song Umlando by Toss.

The radio personality announced that she is going to be back on air today for her show The Bridge from 09:00 to 12:00. She also announced that she will be dropping her single Ukhona this week. 

“Can’t stop! Won’t stop! Back on #TheBridge 9-12am on @metrofmsa today 🏆. 1st shoot day of a brand new TV show today 🏆. Dropping my single #Ukhona this week 🏆 Sis is MOVING FAAAAST! 😂😂😂😂🔋🏆,” she captioned the post. 

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WHY WAS RANAKA SUSPENDED? 

Dineo Ranaka was said to be suspended because she danced on furniture but Sunday World reports it was because she did not apologise. The publication reports that Dineo was called to the station manager Kina Hlengethwa’s office and asked to apologise, but she refused.

Dineo was then suspended from the station and a disciplinary hearing may take place. 

“Apparently her argument was that she could not have damaged the mixer because she was dancing with socks on her feet and not with shoes on. This created the impression that she was not remorseful and was defiant,” said a staffer to the publication. 

Take a look at Dineo’s #UmlandoChallenge.

Radio personality Thando Thabethe and her colleagues at 947 stood in solidarity with Dineo by also doing the #Umlando challenge at work. However, it seems the equipment Dineo danced on was more expensive.

“Thando and her colleagues were dancing on studio furniture, which is just less expensive. Dineo was dancing on a mixer and had she damaged it, the whole station would have shut down. That is the difference,” the source continued.                              

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