Thando Thabooty. Picture: Twitter
Thando Thabooty. Picture: Twitter

Thando Thabethe bows out gracefully from 5FM

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Mar 5, 2020

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Thursday, March 5 is Thando Thabethe’s last day on 5FM and fans are still reeling in disbelief, while many took to different social media platforms to celebrate the talent that she is. 

News of Thando Thabethe leaving 5FM dropped this week and was received with mixed emotions.

Taking to social media this week, the 5FM host shared: “And so...I’ve dropped the mic..after 6 years at 5 and 11 years on radio...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."

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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 ❤️🙏🏾...so excited for the next chapter 😆 my final show will be this Thursday...please tune in🙏🏾

A post shared by Thando Thabooty Thabethe(@thando_thabethe) on Mar 3, 2020 at 6:46am PST

In another post on Twitter, the radio and television personality thanked her fans for their support, also stating that she will be focusing on advancing her acting career.

"This is it. I’ve decide to focus on other spheres in my life ... thank you to everyone that’s listened to my show, I’m nothing without you."

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/EverybodyLovesThabooty?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EverybodyLovesThabooty❤️🙏🏾my final show will be this Thursday... pic.twitter.com/jE5ul1XdOK

— Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe)

Here are some of the heartfelt messages from fans and colleagues and industry friends as the queen of radio bows out. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/ThaRealDomino?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ThaRealDomino, its National #EverybodyLovesThabooty day and we couldn’t agree more!👑🔥🙌

This is why @DJRogerGoode is asking you to send through your voice notes for Thando Thabooty to 082 550 5151 NOW!❤️ #GoodeMorning pic.twitter.com/s6w0HI93vp

— 5FM (@5FM)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThaBootyFarewell?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThaBootyFarewell pic.twitter.com/89abHjI0UE

— Nodoli (@Tshegokiie)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/Thando_Thabethe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Thando_Thabethewill be on Radio.. I still remember the 18th of Jan 2016 which was the start of the #ThabootyShow which led to the historic #ThabootyDrive. Thank you for keeping us entertained #ThabootyFarewell❣️💕 pic.twitter.com/MUm1d86EOr

— Lilly 🌹 (@LillyRapelang)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/Thando_Thabethe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Thando_Thabethe @ThabootyDrive for the very last time 💔💔💔💔😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 #ThabootyFarewell pic.twitter.com/EvVa4mxrI8

— . (@JunieMokwele)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/Thando_Thabethe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Thando_Thabethe’s 11 years in radio - A THREAD!!!

We start with time when she was a newsreader on @ujfm... not sure how we feel about this outfit, but it gets better, we promise. 🤞🏾😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YGTYYHVFbj

— ThandoThabootyDaily (@ThabootyFanLove)

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