CAPE TOWN- Channel24 has reported that e.tv insiders have said that the veteran anchor Joanne Joseph and Ayanda-Allie Paine are leaving eNCA (DStv 403) in the latest wave of exits rocking the South African TV news channel, with eMedia Investments confirming that both have resigned.
Joseph’s and Paine resignations are hot of the heels of veteran reporter Karyn Maughan resignation and Debbie Meyers head of current affairs left at eNCA and e.tv.
The cleanup continues in e.tv after they announced they are morning show Sunrise, will be outsourced to an outside production company, with shocked employees who were served with retrenchment notices and who will increasingly get fired.
An insider told Channel24 the environment is, “morale is at an all time low and people are desperately searching for new jobs”.
Ayanda-Allie Paine this is the second time she is leaving and Joanne Joseph has been anchoring the 16:00 to 18:00 timeslot on eNCA, and joined the Power FM radio station in February 2017. Her exit date from eNCA has not yet been confirmed.
Allie-Paine’s last appearance on eNCA will be over the coming Easter Weekend.
In response to the media reports eNCA said, “eNCA can confirm that Joanne Joseph and Ayanda Allie-Paine have resigned to pursue new opportunities”.
“Joanne has been with eNCA for almost nine years, anchoring various programmes during her tenure. As a consummate professional with over 20 years of experience, she has tirelessly helped lead the coverage of some of the most prominent news stories of the last decade”
Speaking of Ayanda-Allie, eNCA editor in Chief Mpai Mahlangu said, “Ayanda-Allie has an infectious passion for news and development, which will be missed by her colleagues and our viewers,” says Mapi Mhlangu. “We wish Ayanda and Joanne all the best in their future endeavours.”
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