The SABC news anchor Vabakshnee Chetty is a household name and is welcomed into millions when she presents the latest news.
Her career began as an intern on Lotus FM while studying journalism at ML Sultan Technikon (now Durban Institute of technology following its merger with Natal Technikon in 2002). She moved to Johannesburg after joining SAFM in 2005 and the rest, as they say, is history.
There’s been no statement from the SABC about her impending departure and replacement. Vabakshnee Chetty-Miller, who recently returned from maternity leave after the birth of her first child to her chair behind the TV news anchor desk in Studio 9, is relocating to America with her husband. She will likely be replaced by Francis Herd on the SABC’s flagship nightly TV news bulletin who also sat in beside co-anchor Peter Ndoro during her colleague’s maternity leave.
Vabakshnee Chetty-Miller, her American businessman husband Geoffrey Miller and the couple’s 5-month old daughter daughter Ella Amalia Anne will move to Chicago in March but she will be doing her last TV news bulletin on Friday after 15 years as a journalist working for the SABC’s radio and TV divisions.
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