April Fool’s? DJ Sbu spills the tea on Radio 2000 show

DJ Sbu – real name Sbusiso Leope – has admitted his return to the airwaves in a breakfast show on Radio 2000 was nothing more than an elaborate April Fool’s joke.


The businessman and MoFaya creator made the confession during a segment of the show itself.

Last week, Sbu made headlines after he announced that he had signed a contract and would be returning to the SABC, something he’d previously vowed not to do.

While DJ Sbu did present the breakfast show on Radio 2000, he confirmed it was all just a prank.

He said in a segment: “Please don’t be angry. It was an April Fool’s joke. I’m not on Radio 2000, I was just kidding”.

He continued: “I really enjoyed it,…it might just be the best April Fool’s joke ever.”

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However, DJ Sbu added that he would “never say never” when it came to joining the station in the future.

He said: “I’d love to work here. I’ve had so much fun with this family. It felt it felt great.”

From posting pictures of his “contract” down to advertising his “No Name” show, it’s clear Sbu took his task seriously.

In an announcement on his social media platform over the weekend, Sbu claimed he would be replacing Glen Lewis on the breakfast show in a station switch-up.

He shared: “@glenzito, thank you for paving the way, opening the doors, and being a solid role model for us for two decades. We appreciate you; we love you, we respect you, and we celebrate you.

“These are going to be very big shoes to fill. But with the grace of God and your blessing, I know the team will hold it down well and make you proud.”

In a statement posted online, the SABC even asked listeners to help name the new show.

A part of it read: “DJ Sbu is back on radio after almost a decade away, and he promises that South Africa’s mornings will never be the same again.”

It’s unclear if Glen Lewis was in on the prank or has decided to leave the station.

DJ Sbu was infamously sacked from his Metro FM show in 2015 after he posted a picture of himself holding his beverage MoFaya whilst on duty.

Speaking to Penuel Mlotshwa on his YouTube show The Black Pen last year, Sbu said: “A lot of people did not approve of what I had done. I am older now, and I look back, and I am like, yho I was brave to do that”.

On his own podcast called The Hustler’s Corner, Sbu claimed he would consider returning to the SABC for the right deal.

He said: “If an opportunity to represent my country presents itself, I’ll gladly take it on,” said the Thembisa-born star on his podcast last year.

“And for the right commercial deal, I’ll definitely go back to SABC and serve my country.

“Even if it’s not too much money or it is less than what I’m making on my own hustle… I wouldn’t put money first.”