Award winning Bongani Mtolo quits Radio 2000.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
Radio 2000 breakfast show host Bongani Mtolo has resigned after speding two years at the station from the Durban based commercial radio station, East Coast Radio.
Mtolo hosted The Take Off with Nonala Tose and Lonwabo Nkohla from 6am to 9am daily.
In his statement, Mtolo said: "This will be my last month on the show. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you to the team Nala and Lonwabo and Thabo, Dineo and Aviwe. We did amazing things together and we were voted as the best breakfast show in the country back-to-back at the Liberty Awards. Even now we still rule. The show is now making money and we attracted advertising. But one thing that I am most proud of is that we had fun. And to the 2 million Gang, thank you for rocking with me."
Mtolo had also won an award with his afternoon drive show on East Coast Radio. He won best afternoon drive presenter (commercial) for two consecutive years.
He started his career at East Coast Radio doing volunteer work and learning the technical side of radio. It took long for him to be put him on air because he had no radio experience.
SABC comment will be added as soon as the public broadcaster comments.
Many of his fans were shocked and saddened by the news of his departure from the radio station.
Here is what peeps had to say:
"This is sad news. I started listening to Radio2000 because of this breakfast show. Thank you for such great Radio experience. I’ve got so much love for you and your team," wrote a fan.
Another fan said: "That so sad Bongani you the reason I listen to radio 2000 we miss you. All the best."
"I thought we had an unspoken contract with you to never pull a "Bongo Muffin" on us aiiii," wrote fan.
"Oh no Mtolo how can you do that to us? But may I wish you all the best…uyaphi manje? Said another fan.
"So sad but thank you for good radio. Super proud of what you brought to us everyday without failure. #2 million gang gang forever." wrote another fan.