John's retirement, set for the end of the year, was announced by the station through a statement on Thursday morning. He is to be replaced by afternoon drive show host Xolani Gwala.
News of the retirement soon saw John's name trend on social media site Twitter.

And while some fans of the show wished him well, many users celebrated the news with memes and jokes.
And, you know, Twitter can be brutal.

John came under fire earlier this year when he made a remarks about those protesting the hair policy at schools across South Africa.
At the time TshisaLIVE had learnt that the comments landed John in hot water, but Primedia denied that there were any plans for him to leave.

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