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Govender: Being on 'Carte Blanche' brought better service at restaurants

Devi Govender said being on Carte Blanch for close to 20 years has changed her life completely: 'I get better service at restaurants.'

Veteran journalist Devi Sankaree Govender. Picture: @CarteBlancheTV/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Veteran journalist Devi Sankaree Govender said that despite being in a gruelling industry for close to three decades, she’s “pretty easy” in person.

Speaking on the 947 Breakfast Club on Monday, the now-former Carte Blanche investigative journalist was reflecting on her 18 years presenting on the show and how different she was in person compared to what many saw on their screen.

She said that when she went for her interview at Carte Blanche, the first question she was asked was her star sign.

“Well, I said Virgo and I thought the answer was wrong because maybe they don’t like Virgos. At that moment you are stressed out because I desperately needed that job and then I got it [the job].”

Govender said being on Carte Blanche for close to 20 years has changed her life completely: “I get better service at restaurants.”

On stories that will always stand out to her while working at Carte Blanche, she said that Eskom prepaying Tegeta that resulted in the Guptas buying Optimum Mine: “Because that was the first time we knew in South Africa that state capture was alive and well.”

Listen to the full audio below:

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