Why is Dineo Ranaka accused of bullying?
The recruitment of Phenduka from the MacG podcast was well-celebrated when the announcement of the new slot was made by Kaya FM in July 2022.
The MacG podcast co-host joined a seasoned radiocaster, Ranaka, on the station’s coveted breakfast slot, and, at first, it seemed like a powerhouse pairing made in broadcast heaven.
Ranaka’s sharp tongue was tamed by Phenduka’s dry humour. However, not long into their reign, controversy struck.
Fans have noticed a disturbing trend in the pair’s chemistry. While, for the most part, Phenduka has held true to his loose-formatted broadcasting style, it seems Ranaka’s outbursts and constant interruptions are rubbing up fans the wrong way.
This was further exacerbated by controversial entertainment and culture pundit Nota Baloyi, who, on a recent episode of the Nkululeko n Cultr podcast, told Ranaka to “stop trying to overpower [Sol Phenduka]”.
“You guys are co-hosts. Work as a team. Do not make his life miserable, he already has to wake up at 04:00 in the morning,” Baloyi said.
Check out some of the reactions to Ranaka’s backlash below:
Did Sol Phenduka react to the Dineo backlash?
Neither Ranaka nor Phenduka has surfaced to address the outrage bubbling up on social media. The duo has, for the most part, soldiered on with their daily breakfast program.