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Thando Thabethe resigns from 5FM

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Television and Radio personality Thando Thabethe has left 5FM after five years with the station.

In an exclusive with Channel24, Thabethe broke the news, saying the decision wasn’t an easy one but it had to be done.

"We had to make a very difficult decision, something we've had to ponder over for many, many months. Basically, I've tendered my resignation at 5FM. And the idea is to focus on the things that I want to do," she said. 

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And so, I’ve dropped the mic ...after 6 years at 5FM and 11 years in radio, this is it. Hardest day of my life...but most beautiful!!! Thank you to everyone that has been instrumental in my career thus far... Tumelo Diaho, who picked up this 17 year old girl from campus radio and thought she would be something, I owe you more than I could repay you, @shoeshanista @grantnash @timzunckel @aishamohamed5 for giving me a shot at 5 and for placing THE FIRST EVER FEMALE HOST ON DRIVETIME!!! You are so progressive and your work will go on to change lives of many little brown girls that look just like me @djrogergoode thank you for showing me the ropes @durancollett @sibsmatiyela5 @benmatjiu @travisto I love you guys soooo very much. Mostly thank you to everyone that’s listened to my show, thank you for your company, your time and all the love and support you’ve shown me, I’m nothing without you. #EverybodyLovesThabooty ❤️🙏🏾 excited for the next chapter 😆 my final show will be this Thursday...please tune in🙏🏾

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Thabethe added that she hopes her time on the airwaves has inspired other aspiring presenters.

"I've been doing it for almost 11 years now, and I hope I've opened up the path for other young, black women to soar in that field."

Thabethe would be officially leaving the radio station on Thursday 5 March.

The 29-year-old will now be concentrating on her acting career.

"I start shooting Housekeepers season 2 on Friday, and we're broadening horizons into the world in that sphere," she said. 

Thabethe was part of The Thabooty Drive - a weekly afternoon drive show on 5FM. The show was made up of Thabethe and Msizi James.

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