THE host of one of the biggest drive-time shows in Mzansi has resigned.
We have learned that Tbo Touch, who hosts Touch Down on Metro FM, has submitted his resignation letter, dated last week, to the radio station.
According to sources the sudden resignation after 11 years at the station left many people surprised.
Touch’s decision comes two months after he allegedly had to apologise to station manager Sibongile Mtyali, following his suspension.
At the time it was reported he had been involved in a physical confrontation with one of his employers.
The station allegedly lost about R15 million in advertising revenue after Touch refused to read a Hyundai advert on air. A highly placed source at the station said: “We are all just shocked by this news.
“We didn’t expect it at all. Most of us are wondering what Touch will do next and where he will go.”
The source said although the station’s management had accepted the resignation, they were trying to convince Touch to stay.
Another source at the SABC added that everyone thought he was happy to be back on air.
“The tables have really turned and it’s a mess at the station. Who will take over his slot?” asked the source.
Part of the resignation letter apparently read: “I will forever be grateful for all the lessons and accomplishments Metro FM has afforded me.
“I wish to leave on good terms with no animosity within 30 days of this submission.”
Touch said he was unable to comment on the matter and referred all questions to SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.
However, the SABC had not responded by the time of going to press.