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Tuesday, 23 May 2023 22:17

Kaya FM wishes Dineo Ranaka strength after radio jock admits to being suicidal.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

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Commercial radio station Kaya 959 has wished the breakfast show host, Dineo Ranaka well and much strength as she finds her way through a difficult time.

This follows her recent post on Instagram, where she stated that she is trying her best not to commit suicide.

In one post, she explained that she understands why some people take their own lives.

"Because I am trying not to commit suicide. My mind is sooooooo loud of late and life is f***ing loud and I'm trying my best but it seems my best is not good enough," the mother of three wrote. 

In a statement the station said, "It wishes breakfast show host Dineo Ranaka much strength as she finds a way through a difficult time."

Dineo hasn't been on air this morning after openly sharing her struggles on social media," reads the statement from the managing director of the station Colleen Louw.

"The Kaya 959 family is keeping Dineo in their hearts, and we wish her healing. We also ask for privacy as Dineo gets through this difficult time."

Are you suffering from depression? You can contact the following organisations for support: 

  • Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567.
  • Cipla Mental Health Line: 0800 4567 789 or WhatsApp 076 88 22 775. 
  • Destiny Helpline for Youth & Students: 0800 41 42 43.
  • ADHD Helpline: 0800 55 44 33.
  • Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312.

Ranaka's friends and family are rallying around her after she revealed that she is in a dark place mentally.