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'Go to rehab or leave the station'

By Zenoyise Madikwa | Feb 16, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 1064 ]

YFM DJ Dineo Ranaka has been ordered to go to rehab or lose her job

Sowetan has learnt that Yfm management has given Ranaka the ultimatum after she broke down on air.

Sunday World has reported that Ranaka was having problems with the youth station's marketing manager, Tamaria Motsepe, which was the cause of her meltdown.

During the J&B Met weekend in Cape Town Ranaka went into a tirade on a bus, where she allegedly swore at Brenda Ngxoli and Palesa Mocuminyane.

Ranaka, who also hosts's Club 808, reportedly told Ngxoli and Mocuminyane off when they reprimanded her for complaining that Kenny Kunene took her friend and colleague Faith Mangope to Mzoli's Buy and Braai Butchery in Gugulethu.

Ranaka, whose Afternoon Drive Show has since been taken over by content producer Bujy and co-host Linda Mabaso, is said to have been struggling with drug addition since last year.

YFM staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the station had ordered her to go to rehab.

"She was told to check herself into a rehab or leave the station. She was losing it. YFM had to do something," said a source.

Another staffer said an internal investigation discovered that a well-known DJ at the station was selling drugs to colleagues.

"The DJ, who is also said to be a drug addict, is selling drugs to them on credit."

Our informants added that another high-profile DJ at the station was supposed to also check into a rehab before Ranaka, "but she can manage her addiction better than Dineo and another one who was fired last year".

Asked for comment, an angry Ranaka said her life was not that "interesting for me to end up in rehab".

Efforts to get hold of the station manager, Kanthan Pillay were unsuccessful.

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And they bloody call themselves role models to our young kids?????
No wonder today's youth is so destroyed.
It's because they tend to look up to these ''so called'' role models they choose for themselves.

Feb 16, 2011 6:33 | 0 replies

A price of popularity, when you are on drugs like most people are, your situation makes newspaper reading to absolutely no benefit to me as a reader! Nothing to write home about.

Feb 16, 2011 6:34 | 0 replies

Sies its so disgusting cause they call themselves celebrities but they keep on doing stupid,disgusting things,i guess our children mustn't look up to the celebs for role guys are bloody disgusting finish and klaar,instead of helping us fight druglords(nigerians)you are giving them power,yfm set a good example and fire this drug addicts so that they can become hobos that's it

Feb 16, 2011 6:40 | 0 replies

I don't know about rehab girl but one thing I know...Jesus is the way, the truth and the LIFE. I know what I'm talking about, trust me.

Feb 16, 2011 6:44 | 0 replies


Feb 16, 2011 6:46 | 0 replies

I don't think rehab will help really, It has to start from a person within that she really needs to quit drugs, rather than that we are just wasting our time and energy talking about rehab.

Ke eng ka ma celebrity vele?
Shame ke sono man - ba nyaka thapelo e serioussssss.

Feb 16, 2011 6:47 | 0 replies this world today you as a parent you are the only hope and chance for a role model it would be worst of time to even think about it.......the so called celebrities have no purpose for life and economy in our societies as they dont contribute anything they just take take take........they are squanderous

Feb 16, 2011 6:47 | 0 replies

Always knew there was sumthin behind the energy...luv u stil though Diniiiiii(in Mashaba'z voice).PS @Dineo Leave Kenny Kunene alone I would eat sushi off yo booty any day and any event!!!!!

Feb 16, 2011 6:48 | 0 replies

But guys how about Bonang of LIVE, I think she is also on drugs, That girl is so bloody energetic it's not even funny.

Feb 16, 2011 6:55 | 0 replies

@Jaquo.....And this is the very reason I tell young people not to look up to someone they don't even get to talk to. Choose someone close to you,someone you can seek advise from. Not some celebrity that can't even keep up with the pressures of entertainment industry.

Feb 16, 2011 6:55 | 0 replies


Feb 16, 2011 7:1 | 0 replies