After working for star fm for 8 years, Phathisani Sibanda left the station last tuesday and the real reason for his departure is unknown. Shumba and star fm management remained numb on the issue but today shumba issued a statement on his facebook page saying he had left the station to “spread his wings” and explore new pastures.

Read statement below

Dear Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I advise of my departure from a place I have been privileged to call home
for the past 8 years. Star FM embraced a young man with a dream and helped mould and shape that
dream into reality. In life growth and change are inevitable and I believe the time has come in my
career where I need to spread my wings and pursue the next chapter of my dream.

Indeed Star FM
has contributed immensely to the brand I have become today and I will forever be grateful for the
opportunity that was given to me to shine.
To the Management of Star FM – Your guidance, support and continuous sound advice is something I
will always cherish as I move onto my next chapter. I appreciate being a part of this great team of
stars. Your mentorship and great leadership has helped me achieve my professional goals and for
that I am grateful. You inspired me to keep pushing so I could always be the best version of myself.

feel blessed to have known and worked with you all.
To my fellow colleagues – It is not everyone who is privileged to work in a team with exciting and
very diverse individuals who come together to make a workplace a family and a home. I have indeed
been very blessed to know and work with each and everyone of you. I have managed to forge
relationships and bonds that go beyond the workplace and am proud to call you family. Continue to
love, support and be there for each other the same way you have always been. It indeed was my
pleasure to share my services alongside such amazing stars like you.

I am forever in your debt for the
many favours you have extended to me. Whilst I can never return what you have done for me over
the years, I am only a phone call away if there is ever any way I can be of service.
To the people who made me the brand I am today – Shumbapazvese Supporters. Words fail to
express how humbled I am to have been accepted by you. You allowed me to shine and we indeed
had some very interesting and exciting engagements. You elevated me to a place I never thought
was possible for an ordinary man like myself. One great lesson I take with me is that family is not
only related by blood as you became my true family.

When things were tough, we cried together,
when things were good, we celebrated and enjoyed together. The love you shared has made me the
richest person at heart. I will miss all your energy and unpredictable comments.
So many days of happiness in different cities, towns and countries are now memories I will cherish
forever. I will not say goodbye as goodbyes seem final and are sad so I will say hello. Hello to the
future, to new challenges, to a new path, to new possibilities and a brand new start. I will continue
to call on your support as I take on my new and exciting challenge. May the good Lord continue to
bless you all. I pray that all the desires of your hearts be fulfilled by the almighty according to His will.