Xolani Khumalo Fired By Moja Love Amid Murder Trial
Moja Love has confirmed that it has fired Sizok’thola presenter Xolani Khumalo.
The development was confirmed by Moja Love in a statement released on Friday. Moja Love said it has terminated its working relationship with Xolani Khumalo.
Moja Love Ends Association with Xolani Khumalo: Sizok’thola Presenter Fired
The channel did not shed light on the reasons leading up to the decision but extended its best wishes to Khumalo for his future endeavours.
The channel’s spokesperson Nonzwakazi Cekete said the channel would not entertain any inquiries related to Khumalo or his departure at this point. The statement reads,
“Moja Love TV Channels has terminated its relationship with Mr Xolani Khumalo, presenter of one of the channel’s leading shows, Sizok’thola. The channel will not be commenting on any matters relating to Mr Khumalo at this stage and wishes him everything of the best in his future endeavours.”
Legal Troubles for Khumalo
The news that Moja Love has fired Xolani Khumalo comes at a time when the Sizok’thola presenter is currently in court for murder.
Khumalo voluntarily surrendered to the Katlehong North police in September following the filing of a murder case against him. A murder investigation was opened after a drug dealer Robert Varrie died during the shooting of an episode of the show in July. Khumalo made his initial appearance at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on 19 October 2023. He is currently out of custody on R20 000 bail and he is expected back in court on the 21st of this month.
Death Threats and Controversy Surrounding Sizok’thola Presenter
In a May report by Sunday World, it was revealed that Khumalo had been living in fear due to death threats from anonymous drug dealers.
These threats targeted both Khumalo and Moja Love’s CEO, Aubrey Tau. The anonymous drug dealers demanded the removal of the show Sizok’thola from the airwaves.