MUT Radio bids goodbye to DJ who contributed to sustaining the ‘dream’

Lusanda, seated, left, with her MUT Radio colleagues on her last day

An exciting chaos ensued at the Department of Marketing and Communications when a secrete was revealed on 31 July 2023. Lusanda Sihle Mnqayi, the former Hlanganai midday show host at MUT Radio, was shown a table full of goodies as her Radio MUT colleagues, the MarComms staff were bidding her goodbye. Mnqayi has been driving the 10am to 1pm Hlanganani midday show, for a year, a time at which she sustained the MUT Radio dream. “May your dreams be endorsed by God,” said Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director of the department. Now Lusanda is going to focus full-time on the 1Kzn show, the Next Billionaire which she presents. “I will also be doing another show soon,” Mnqayi said. She also added that she would continue with her acting career. She was a lead character in a movie called Rugby Town. She also acted on a movie called Imbangi. This short film was shown on high rotation on Mzansi Magic. Lusanda started acting in 2020. Lusanda also said she would focus on her clothing business.

While this was not nice to her Radio MUT colleagues to see her leaving, they were happy for her. Zama Sishi, the Overseer of Radio MUT, commended Mnqayi for professionalism and respect for her job at MUT Radio. Slindile Ngobese, Radio MUT Programme Manager, said it was “an honour working with you. I learnt a lot from you”. Technical Manager, Ntokozo Buthelezi, said “Big ups to wherever you are going. Your success is our success, I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, I have been documenting your journey on the show. Truly and honestly, you inspired me. All the best in your life journey,” said Buthelezi.

All other Radio MUT colleagues had nice and complimentary comments about Mnqayi and wished her well. Mnqayi hails from Empangeni in the north of KwaZulu-Natal where she did all her studies including learning her art skills at the National Creative Arts College.