Dineo Ranaka and Sizwe Dlomo-Image Source@BrieflyDineo Ranaka and Sizwe Dlomo-Image Source@Briefly

Dineo Ranaka Replaced By Sizwe Dhlomo At Kaya 959 After Mental Health Challenges

Dineo Ranaka, known for her radio slot on Kaya959 with Sol Phenduka, was absent from her show without any explanation. However, when she took to Instagram to express her battle with suicidal thoughts, the public, her family, friends, and industry peers immediately flooded her with love and support on social media.

A Heartfelt Plea: Dineo’s Emotional Instagram Posts

On Instagram, Dineo shared a series of posts revealing her struggles and state of mind:

“I completely understand souls/spirits/people that commit suicide. I get it. I get them. Because I’m trying my best not to commit suicide. My mind is so loud of late and life is f*cking hard. *crying emoji* So f*cking hard, and I’m trying my best, but it seems my best is not hard enough. My children God! My children.”

Dineo Ranaka-Image Source@Instagram
Dineo Ranaka-Image Source@Instagram

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Support from Loved Ones: Manaka Ranaka Stands by Dineo

Manaka Ranaka, Dineo’s older sister, was the first to respond to her cry for help on social media. She expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and assured everyone that the family is currently by Dineo’s side:

“Family is with her right now, and we are trying to get her all the help she will need moving forward. She is in a very dark place right now, and we are trying to get her to see the light again. Thank you, guys…”

Kaya959 Supports Dineo’s Well-being

Kaya959, the radio station where Dineo hosts her show, made it clear that they stand in solidarity with her and will provide her with the necessary time to address her mental state. Steps have been taken to ensure Dineo receives the support she needs.

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Dineo Ranaka replaced by Sizwe Dhlomo

Sizwe Dlomo-Image Source@Instagram
Sizwe Dlomo-Image Source@Instagram

Metro FM released an official statement expressing their support for Dineo and announcing temporary line-up changes. The statement from Kaya959’s Managing Director, Colleen Louw, reads:

“Kaya 959 wishes Breakfast show host, Dineo Ranaka, much strength as she finds her way through a difficult time. Dineo wasn’t on air this morning after openly sharing her struggles on social media. The Kaya 959 family is keeping Dineo in their hearts, and we wish her healing. We also ask for privacy as Dineo gets through this difficult time.”

As a result, Kaya959 has introduced the following temporary line-up changes, effective from Wednesday, 24 May 2023:

    • Sizwe Dhlomo will take over 959 Breakfast from 06h00 – 09h00 on weekdays. Sol Phenduka will join him for traffic updates, alongside the news and sports team.
    • Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe will fill in on Afternoon Drive from 15h00 – 18h00.

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