By: Natasha Archary
For much of 2020, Shahan Ramkissoon was the national news anchor you either loved or hated for his unapologetic journalistic approach. He took the “do whatever you need, to knock out your opponent” rule into his ENCA reporting and line of questioning with key interviews.
Turning 36 on 3 February 2021 saw Shahan trending on Twitter with his birthday wishes being a selfless prayer for things to turn around positively in the country.
“I turn 36 today. My birthday wish is for us to conquer #COVID19, for an economy that’ll create jobs so people can have food and homes and for an end to corruption. Optimism is all we have. Stay blessed,” he ended his tweet with a heart emoji.
I turn 36 today. My birthday wish is for us to conquer #COVID19, for an economy that’ll create jobs so people can have food and homes and for an end to corruption. Optimism is all we have. Stay blessed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/14BZyViLuM
— Shahan Ramkissoon (@ShahanR) February 3, 2021
Birthday messages from his colleagues and followers had the news anchor trending within minutes. Whether this is due to the message or the image attached, we’ll let you decide.
One of the more memorable moments from his news career last year was the drama that ensued after an interview he conducted with KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala.
Shahan stood his ground and defended his direct line-of-questioning saying he had nothing to apologise for.
He’s become a familiar face on the ENCA line-up and we wish him a Happy 36th Birthday.