On Tuesday 17 May, Leanna Manas (age 43 years ) was honored with an award from the Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Merite. Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Aurélien Lechevallier recognizes her big contribution to journalism, media, and various important charitable causes.
Today (19 May )Leanna Manas expressed her gratitude on Twitter before the morning live show started.
" You would've been very proud my friend. 9 years today and I still miss you so much ". Said Leanna on her Twitter account.
Leanna and Vuyo were the best teams when it comes to morning shows and delivering relevant news to the public.
Many who grow up watching morning shows will tell you that when it comes to Leanna and Vuyo Mbuli you would hide the remote for no disturbance.
"Growing up (primary) I looked forward to waking up to hear the two of you talk n him saying “hita bola mundzuku xap xap” just before I leave the door for school made my day all the time the two of you presenting together just made sense". Said @Nunuberry50
Way before we had News24, we’d tune to SABC2 in the morning, wearing your uniform in front of the heater whilst watching Vuyo and Leanne this type of experience has touched a lot of South Africans.
The pair was the best Leanna started her morning live career in 2001 it's been two decades of the best journalism.
The honor made everyone proud of her hard work and determination toward journalism.
"To bestow this award to someone who has excelled in their field is a privilege of mine. Leanne Manas exemplifies what it means to be a truly South African who is at the forefront of news and journalism. South Africans wake up with her daily because they trust the news source. They have placed their trust in her as she has anchored some of the most important milestones in this country's history," said Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier in a statement.
A BIG congratulations to our very own LeanneManas
who was bestowed the award of Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Mérite (Knight of the French National Order of Merit) by the French Embassy ZA on behalf of [email protected] yesterday. Said the Morning Live team manager.
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