NGIZWE Mchunu was axed by Ukhozi FM earlier this year after he was accused of misconduct.

But, instead of feeling sorry for himself for being unemployed, he decided to do something about it.

Ngizwe started an online radio station called Ngizwe Mchunu FM, which focuses on promoting traditional music.

It broadcasts from the Durban University of Technology in KZN.


Speaking to Daily Sun, he said the launch of the station came after numerous requests by listeners who love traditional programmes, asking him to go back to radio.

“My fans’ requests saddened me. They made me think about what I could do for them. That was when the idea to start an online radio station came up,” he said.

It started broadcasting last week but will be officially launched in November.

Ukhozi FM former presenter Ngizwe Mchunu. Photo by Jabulani Langa Photo by

When asked if he thought his audience would listen online, he said: “I believe people undermine and underestimate maskandi fans. Many fans are familiar with the internet and most of them are educated.”

Ngizwe, who unsuccessfully tried to force the SABC to reinstate him through the courts, was popular for hosting shows such as Sigiya Ngengoma.

“For now, it’s only found in Durban. I’m negotiating with Icasa so it will reach every corner of Mzansi. I love traditional music and my culture. I’ll do anything ensure our they don’t die,” he said.