A year after leaving 5FM, actress and radio personality Thando Thabethe has resumed back to mic, taking over the afternoon drive time slot on 947 from DJ Fresh.

On Monday morning, news about Thando was announced as she posted a video on social media.

“I’m so glad to finally announce I’m officially driving you home, Joburg,” Thando said in the caption.

Thando takes over from DJ Fresh after he and DJ Euphonik separated with the company last month. Due to the allegations levelled against them they were taken off the air. The National Prosecuting Authority dropped the charges against the pair due to “insufficient evidence”.

Thando will be co-hosting the show with current morning drive time co-host Alex Caige, who replaces Mantsoe Pout.

Later this week, other changes at the station’s line up are set to be announced.

Thando revealed in a statement that she was excited to return to radio.

“I am really excited to be returning to radio and to have been approached by Joburg’s coolest frequency, 947, is just fantastic. I have always loved radio as a medium to genuinely connect with people through music and conversation.

“I believe music is a true leveller, bringing people together in a place and time that is about what they are hearing and how it makes them feel. I can’t wait to get behind the mic and contribute to our 947 audience’s listening experience.”

In March last year, Thando left 5FM due to contractual issues, and later told Drum she had to leave to ensure her peace of mind.

“It’s unfortunate how things turned out. I needed to do it for myself, and I am very proud of myself for it.”

Though she is focusing on acting, she did not turn down the offer to come back on radio.

“I think radio is changing with the times. Podcasts seem to be the way forward. They afford listeners what Netflix offers viewers, namely on-demand consumption of content. Would I go back to radio? Never say never.”

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