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Umhlobo Wenene FM’s seasoned Sports presenter, Putco Mafani has finally broken his silence following his suspension from the station yesterday.
The star was suspended after participating in the Nkao Tempela dance on top of a table.
Mafani, who has not been on air since Friday, apologised to his fans, colleagues and the SABC for his behaviour.
The beloved media personality explained that the excitement of a viral dance challenge gripped him, which he regrets in retrospect.
After being taken off the airing schedule on Friday until this Friday, 28 January, Putco realised how negligent his actions had been.
Putco said in a quote obtained by Sowetan Live: “I am sorry for allowing myself to be swept by the exciting wave of the Tempa Dance at work. A dance which in many cases is done on a variety of surfaces and I did that in the studio on top of a desk which was unacceptable.”
He then addressed those who may have been concerned about his conduct, adding: “My actions were those of excitement and overlooked a few important safety regulations. Through this experience, I have been exposed to many aspects of my job and its responsibilities which I might have taken lightly before. I know I could have handled my excitement about that song differently. A sincere word of apology goes to the management and colleagues for letting them down. This is highly regrettable.”