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Saturday, March 14, 2015

BREAKING. Bhavna Singh gone from eNCA and News Day without a word from eNCA about her sudden departure and possible replacement.


Midday eNCA (DStv 403) anchor Bhavna Singh is suddenly gone from News Day and the 24-hour South African TV news channel where she anchored alongside Andrew Barnes without a single word from the channel about her, why she's gone, who is replacing her and what is happening from Monday.

Bhavna Singh co-anchored her last afternoon news shift alongside veteran anchor Andrew Barnes on Friday with eNCA which didn't announce her shocking departure beforehand, has so far not said a single word about her or her departure, and has been silent on whether she will be replaced from Monday, and if so, by whom.

The accomplished Bhavna Singh joined News Day as Andrew Barnes' next co-anchor in the dynamic afternoon news slot between 13:00 and 16:00 on weekdays of which a portion is simulcast on e.tv.

News Day is done from e.tv and eNCA's studio in Cape Town.

Bhavna Singh who originally had late night and weekend slots on the eNews Channel, eNCA's former name, moved to News Day in May 2012 to become the new permanent co-anchor of News Day.

Almost three years later she is gone without a word from eNCA, and no word from the news channel whether there will be a replacement.

Bhavna Singh replaced Scheherazade Safla, who replaced Robyn Smith in the timeslot opposite Andrew Barnes.

It's astounding and shocking that eNCA couldn't get itself to communicate Bhavna Singh's departure or say something about her, or bother enough about News Day or signal it's importance to tell viewers officially either before or even afterwards what is happening with the channel's programming and changes to it.