Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hillbrow Theatre Shooting

A shooting took place at Hillbrow theatre this past Sunday when a concert goer lost his temper during a live performance. The disgruntled and intoxicated man jumped on stage, in the middle of a live band’s performance, and snatched the microphone.
His cellphone had allegedly been stolen and he demanded to know who had taken it.

The man threatened to ‘shut the show down’ if nobody attempted to step forward and return his cellphone. His words were backed by ammunition when he suddenly whipped out a pistol and shot straight into the crowd killing one person and wounding seven. 

He fled the scene on foot and was later arrested by police, the next day, for a separate crime he had committed with four other accomplices. He is currently under police guard at Tembisa hospital.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Floyd Mayweather Retires Undefeated

Boxing welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has made history by retiring undefeated and surpassing legend Rocky Marciano's boxing record of 49-0. This came about after Mayweather won his bout against Conor McGregor on Sunday 27 August in Las Vegas.

The fight had garnered great anticipation since this was Mayweather's final fight and McGregor's boxing debut as the latter is an MMA brawler. Mayweather displayed his experience and stamina when he finally ended the match in the 10th round by TKO. McGregor however put on a show and surprised many by lasting until the 10th round before fatigue took its toll on him.

'Money' Mayweather is now one of the few athletes, among Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, to enjoy billionaire status. His record will surely be recorded in boxing's history books alongside the greatest boxers the world has produced over the decades.

Vusi Nova hijacked outside his home

South African afro pop sensation Vusi Nova was hijacked at his Melville house on Thursday morning along with a young man he is believed to be mentoring. The Thandiwe hit maker describes the horrific ordeal as terrifying as a gunman suddenly appeared out of nowhere and demanded him, and his passenger, to get in the back seat of his vehicle.

The musician recalls his hijackers telling him that they had been following him for a year before making their move. His biggest concern was for the young man he was mentoring to be spared and his wish was granted when the latter was dropped off in Riverlea after being stripped naked.

After finding the tracking device in Vusi Nova's car the criminals then dumped him at an undisclosed location. The muso was helped by passersby who took him to the nearest police station to open a case of hijacking and kidnapping. 


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Zuma Survives Motion of No Confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma has clearly demonstrated, in parliament, the metaphoric expression รก cat has 9 lives'. President Zuma has survived another vote of no confidence against him by opposition parties - this was the eighth vote of no confidence. Despite his victory, however, this vote of no confidence in particular has revealed cracks within the ruling party. A significant number of ANC MPs voted against Zuma in essence choosing to oppose their leader. About 30 ANC MPs voted against Zuma with the total votes amounting to 177 along with those of opposition parties. A majority of 201 votes was needed to oust the president in a first ever secret ballot vote.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education resigns

Mduduzi Manana has resigned as Deputy Minister of higher education and learning following assault charges that were laid against him by 2 women. The former deputy minister is accused of assaulting 2 2 women at a Johannesburg night club. Manana is alleged to have assaulted the women after a conversation about the up-coming elections and his sexual orientation became heated. He has since issued a public apology and resigned as the deputy minister. 

SA Industry Loses Entertainers

The South African entertainment industry was rocked by continous tragedy in August as 3 entertainers died consecutively. Kwaito artist Anthony 'Tsekeleke' Motaung died on 1 August 2017 after battling diabetes for over a decade. He died in hospital during an operation in Vosloorus. The kwaito star rose to fame in the late 90's with his hit single 'Fatty Boom Boom'. Tsekeleke was well known for his explosive dance moves despite his obesity. Doctors had suggested an amputation on one of his legs 10 years ago but the artist refused when he considered his music career and being a sole-provider for his family. 

A few days after Tsekeleke's death Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela was also reported dead. Masilela was shot in Tembisa during a botched a hijacking, in the evening, while he was parked on the side of the road with a friend. A black Jeep suddenly pulled up in front of his car and an assailant, carrying a gun, stepped out of the vehicle and headed towards theirs. The gunman fired one shot which killed Masilela while he attempted to flee. Masilela succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

While the country was still mourning the deaths of these entertainers veteran actress Mary Makgatho passed away a week later. the veteran actress died after being in hospital since July due to an undisclosed illness. She is best known for her appearances in Rhythm City, Generations and Ekasi: Our stories.

Business Networking Session

The month of July began with an informative and enriching business networking session hosted by Kgomotso Mautloa. Kgomotso is the creative director of a marketing and communications company called Green Robot Designs. We were more than privileged to have him impart knowledge on our guests that were present on the day. He has an extensive resume` that boasts being featured on Forbes’ magazine’s influential business people under the age of 30.
Unemployment is a serious issue in South Africa, especially among the youth, and as they say, ‘time waits for no man’. That is why Metro Rhythm finds it extremely imperative to teach the youth, and anyone willing to learn, the ins-and-outs of starting and maintaining a business.
Self-employment has become the norm nowadays and nothing is better than starting a business that will sustain you for a lifetime.

The Common Purpose

The Common Purpose is a weekly show airing on Wednesdays between 10am and 11am hosted by Mteto Gqiba. Mr Gqiba is the owner of Sandilz Consulting which is an independent organisation that strives to maintain and re-affirm an individual’s self-esteem in the workplace. The show aims to assist all, within the workplace and abroad, in achieving their life goals through inspiring motivational talks. An initiative Metro Rhythm is definitely proud and excited to be a part of. 

The Element

Airing every Tuesday and Thursday between 12pm and 3pm is a fun-filled and entertaining youth show hosted by Dee.Am and Thandi Siziling. These 2 DJs might be new in the industry but their passion for radio has certainly carved a clear path for them.
The Element is steadily growing and gaining new fans on a weekly basis through social media likes and physical interaction. Current trending topics are dissected amidst the latest and previous hits to engage and entertain the listener. The latest in gossip and entertainment couldn’t be left out either!


Every moment in life should be accompanied by a soundtrack and what better way to do it than using a radio station. Metro Rhythm prides itself in providing relevant and informative news that ultimately impact the unemployed in a positive way.
Our aim is to assist in alleviating the extremely high unemployment rate in the country and raise awareness about HIV and TB. Both diseases are clouded by a stigma that emanates from ignorance.
We also provide a platform for small businesses seeking exposure through a slot focusing mainly on this matter with the respective business person in studio. Up-and-coming artists are also catered for when following the correct procedures regarding music submission.