News Anchor in Tears as She Announces Companywide SABC Retrenchments

News Anchor in Tears as She Announces Companywide SABC Retrenchments

- A short clip of a SABC news anchor crying as she announces that there will be countrywide retrenchments at the company was shared online

- In the clip, Desiree Chauke struggles to maintain her composure as she relays the truly heartbreaking news

- South Africans were left just as emotional as she was after watching her tears fall while anchoring

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It is a sad time indeed for many SABC employees as the company announced that many of them will be retrenched. One of the employees, a news anchor for the television company, Desiree Chauke, was tasked with relaying the news to South Africans on Tuesday evening this week.

In a short clip of the news segment that was shared online, Chauke can be seen visibly emotional as she shared with her fellow South Africans that many of her colleagues will soon find themselves without jobs.

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"This is painful and many South Africans are going through this not only SABC," @lebogang_mzansi captione the clip online.

South Africans were left feeling very emotional by the sad clip and were soon sharing their thoughts on the retrenchment news. Read a few of their comments below:

@lebogang_mzansi said:

"I remember her interview with @ITKHUMALO she was not agreeing with his views. Now South Africans are unemployed and can't afford TV licences. The people they protect sell TVs to customers without TV licences. Karma. I feel for them."

@Thabani_S3 said:

"Ya neh... as an outsider I'm not sure of all the dynamics that led to this but refusing to adapt to change, poor management, not giving the new breed a chance to introduce new content and ideas also contributed. I mean SABC was the leader in broadcasting and programming"

@mvmoremi said:

"This is very sad."
News Anchor in Tears as She Announces Companywide SABC Retrenchments
Desiree Chauke was very emotional during a recent broadcast. Image: @lebohang_mzansi
Source: Twitter

In other news, Tuesday evening this week was a very emotional time for many South Africans who took some time to watch Noxolo Grootboom during her final news broadcast. Earlier this month, the journalist and news broadcaster announced that she was bidding farewell to the world of news production and moving forward to pursue other things.

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Many South Africans propped themselves in front of their TVs as they bid farewell to Noxolo. After her segment was over, many of them headed online to share their thoughts of the final broadcast.

"#NoxoloGrootboom.Wow. Thank you mama," wrote one social media user.

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