This week, Unathi was dismissed from her duties as presenter at Kaya 959 after a fall out with colleague Sizwe Dhlomo who accused her of having given a false statement to Human Resources after an argument.
Kaya released a statement, stating that Unathi’s contract was terminated with immediate effect sighting, “certain incidents had occured.”
“Nkayi’s contract has ended prematurely due to certain conduct that rendered the relationship intolerable going forward. Kaya 959 can confirm that certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of trust between the two parties. The business can further confirm that due process was followed and the decision was therefore made to part ways with Ms Nkayi,” read the statement.
Unathi has taken to social media to open up about what led her to be dismissed on Kaya 959 and her opinion on Sizwe Dhlomo.
“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, I cannot use my public platform to share my,” Unathi says.
Unathi says she in no way made reference to Gender-Based Violence during the fall-out.
“This all started when Sizwe made reference to GBV in South Africa in one of his posts about me. But GBV had nothing to do with the matter. I never alleged at any time that Sizwe committed any acts of GBV against me. Sizwe Knows this, Kaya knows this,” she says.
“But when Sizwe’s comments led to people thinking that I made false allegations against Sizwe regarding GBV, and neither Sizwe nor Kaya did anything to correct the narrative.”
Unathi feels it is important that she speak up.
“ I am compelled to speak up. For the record Sizwe and I, both submitted in writing, some founded, and some found not be from both of us. I have handed the matter against Kaya with my attorney to handle legally.”
She concluded that she and Sizwe are not friends.
“And in closing, Sizwe and I are not friends, I decided to distance myself from him the day he decided it was okay to say on air that my marriage failed because of the way I allowed my children to prepare umphokoqo wabo (their crumbly pap made of maize meal).