Linda Sibiya Biography
Linda Sibiya who is also known as Mr. Magic was born on 17th July 1974 in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He is a South African radio and television personality and motivational speaker.
Linda Sibiya Career
After matriculating he joined Durban security and Combat force as a security guard from 1992 to 1993. In 1994 he went to Joburg, after seeing an advertisement with the picture of Nimrod Nkosi, asking for radio and TV presenters. Since he had no friends or family in Joburg he stayed at the Hilbrow hotel for R45 a night until he was chased out when he ran out of money.
He says that he used to hung around President and Simmonds streets in downtown Joburg and would sleep at Park Station. He would walk to the SABC everyday until in the late 1994 when SABC made a call out for freelancers to enroll in a course, TV and Radio Technicalities for Performers, for two weeks.
In 1995 he went back to KwaZulu Natal and was called to do a 12 – 1 pm slot at Radio Maritzburg every Thursday. In February 1996 he was offered a training for Ukhozi by the SABC.He started with the 12 – 5AM in Ukhozi. In 1999 he was got the job full time doing the 12 – 3pm slot. In 2000 he was given the drive time slot until 2008. In 2008 he was given the morning show Vuka Mzanzi.
Linda Sibiya Acting Career
Linda Sibiya was given an opportunity to act in an independent film called Uhlanga The Mark, written and produced by Ndaba ka Ngwane, which showed at the Durban International Film Festival 2012. He played the role of Mandla Thabethe, who sells bananas for a living and then gets a job at a sugar-cane factory.
Linda Sibiya Motivational Speaker
Linda Sibiya has the Magic Communications and Events company and the Magic Tour where he does motivational speaking at universities.
Linda Sibiya Age
He was born on 17th July 1974. He is 44 years old as of 2018.
Linda Sibiya Wife
He is married to Sjabulile.
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Linda Sibiya plans to fight back Ukhozi FM
Beleaguered former Ukhozi FM DJ Linda Sibiya has vowed to take on his former employer after he wraps up the fraud case he faces.
Sibiya and his co-accused Lwazi Thathakahle appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg yesterday to answer to a charge of fraud.
The pair is accused of swindling retail giant Edcon of about R1.8-million in 2015. The money was meant for a gala dinner Sibiya was meant to organise in KwaZulu-Natal to honour Ukhozi FM employees.
Thathakahle, who was the head of department in Edcon, is accused of misrepresenting the company in the drafting of the deal with Sibiya.
The matter was postponed to May 23 where the two will plead and face trial.
Sibiya, who hosted a popular breakfast show on Ukhozi FM at the time, said when his bosses heard of the matter he told them that it was between his company and Edcon, but they sacked him for bringing the station into disrepute.
“I want to finish this matter so I can deal with Ukhozi. It’s either they give back my show or they pay me my money for a year and a month. They made a mistake,” he said.
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Speaking to Sowetan shortly after the case was postponed, Sibiya said he wanted to move on.
“I don’t want this thing to go on trial and drag – it’s better to pay them because I want to focus on my business and other things,” he said.
Sporting a checked grey suit with maroon shoes, Sibiya appeared relaxed as he fiddled with his phone while he waited to be called to the dock.
He was seated on a bench behind Thathakahle.
The duo appeared to be avoiding any contact with each other until they were called to stand alongside each other before the magistrate.
“What happened is a matter between my company and Edcon.
“I gave Ukhozi a proposal to do a Legends Gala Dinner and then Edcon gave us money to do this,” Sibiya insisted.
He said he was given the money for a tour that did take place and R600000 for the gala dinner, which did not happen.
“We ended up going to Eshowe to a church where we went and installed tiles, bought food parcels, bought school shoes for 11 learners, bought soccer team kits with the same money from Edcon . Edcon management then said they wanted their money back.”
SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said if Sibiya felt aggrieved, he should take the matter up with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or the Labour Court.
“If he does that we will be able to then go and put our side of the story there.”
Adopted From: sowetanlive.co.za
Mr Magic Wants His Ukhozi Job Back
IT HAS been four years since Linda Sibiya was fired by Ukhozi FM after being charged with fraud.
However, Mr Magic, as he was called by fans, believes he was not fired in the correct way and wants his job back.
This comes after he was found not guilty of defrauding clothing company Edcon of R1,8 million by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Joburg on Friday.
He was accused of taking money from Edcon in 2013 through his events company, Magic Entertainment, for an Ukhozi FM event that never happened.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Sibiya said his lawyers would soon meet SABC management to discuss his future at the radio station.
“I didn’t like the way I was fired. I was not given a chance to explain or say goodbye to my listeners. I wasn’t even called to a disciplinary hearing,” he said.
He joined Vuma FM after he was fired but he said his heart was always with Ukhozi FM. He’s currently running a radio school called Magic Broadcasting Academy.
In 2015, Ukhozi FM programmes manager Zandile Tembe told guests at the Royal Ladies Breakfast event in Umhlanga, KZN that it wasn’t easy to fire Sibiya as she knew him personally.
SABC spokeswoman Neo Momodu acknowledged the court ruling and said the broadcaster’s management would discuss the matter before meeting Sibiya’s legal team.
Adopted From: dailysun.co.za