Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
10 Jun 2021
9:49 am

WATCH: ‘Jessica we are live’ Namibian news broadcasters’ fiery exchange

Sandisiwe Mbhele

Sports presenter Jessica has gone viral for putting her colleague in her place during a news segment live on air.

What was supposed to be an ordinary news segment on sport, a news anchor in Namibia could never have imagined the response from her colleague.

A video has gone viral of an Namibian Broadcasting Corporation News Live broadcast. The news anchor, Elmarie, introduces the sports segment, describing a highly appreciated boxing match and when she asks her colleague Jessica more about it, she was not having it.

“No you not going to do that. You’re supposed to greet me and then say take it away,” Jessica says.

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The news anchor, Elmarie, then responds: “Jessica we are live.”

The deafening silence that follows next is something to behold.



The lack of chemistry between the two is evident, but Twitter users think the relationship between the two colleagues may not be good either way. The anchor did actually greet Jessica, with a “good afternoon,” but Jessica was having none of it.

The viral video was the top trend on Twitter on Thursday, with many saying Jessica was not ready for her colleague’s spark of creativity. Jessica tweeted there was no animosity between the two of them.

Even politicians couldn’t help but let their opinions known and Namibians enjoyed the attention the country was receiving.

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One tweep, Ann Singer, wrote: “On behalf of the entire nation of Namibia, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Jessica for making our night. With everything that’s been going on, we definitely needed a good laugh. We love and appreciate you, Jessica.”