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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunrise on e.tv adds Penny Lebyane as new anchor; doesn't say a word about Sindy Mabe suddenly being gone.


e.tv's breakfast show Sunrise is adding Penny Lebyane as new anchor, not saying a word about Sindy Mabe who quit or was fired from e.tv's morning show which continues to be a revolving door of changing on-air talent viewers can't get used to.

After SABC2's Motswako sank in the ratings following two disastrous timeslot changes, Penny Lebyane who was the talk show host on that programme is popping up as the new anchor on Sunrise - and suddenly from Monday 14 July.

Penny Lebyane says Sunrise will be her opportunity to learn and grow.

In a press release annoucing Penny Lebyane's sudden addition to Sunrise, e.tv doesn't mention a word about Sindy Mabe.

e.tv has so far not responded to a media enquiry made regarding her abrupt departure from Sunrise.

"We're very excited as a show to be acquiring the services of such a seasoned presenter like Penny Lebyane," says Nicholas Maphopha, Sunrise executive producer in a statement.

"Her passion and drive will keep discussions lively and energetic. Our overriding aim is to continue to improve our breakfast programme for our viewers," says Nicholas Maphopha.

"I have the ability to unpack and deliver all content in a manner that is relevant, inclusive and accessible to viewers. Sunrise will be my opportunity to learn, grow, and add value as a creative communicator and broadcaster," says Penny Lebyane in the statement.