Leanne Manas remembers Vuyo Mbuli and lauds SABC reach
Veteran broadcaster, Leanne Manas, said working for the South African Broadcast Cooperation (SABC) has been a 'privilege' that she doesn't take for granted in the 12 years as a presenter.
In #TheProfile on The Azania Mosaka Show, she reminisced on the report she shared with her former Morning Live co-host, Vuyo Mbuli, who died due to pulmonary embolism in 2013.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to the seasoned broadcaster about her journey through the years.
Listen to the conversation below:
She recalled the Sunday she found out about the death of Mbuli, on the evening before she was scheduled to go on-air with him.
I don't think you can forget people and their legacy and what they stood for... We challenged each other, I would challenge him, he would challenge me.Leanne Manas, SABC veteran broadcaster
In an unexpected move, Manas, acknowledged the criticism that the SABC has come under due to COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's decision to ban broadcasting protests and reporting on content from newspapers.
I know the SABC has come under a lot of criticism of late and I'm not here to talk about it but one thing I can tell you is the power of the SABC is unbelievable, the reach is incredible.Leanne Manas, SABC veteran broadcaster