Yusuf Abramjee to exit from Primedia
Primedia Broadcasting’s head of news and current affairs, Yusuf Abramjee will be leaving the company at the end of the year.
Abramjee is said to be pursuing multiple local and international interests.
He was also scheduled to take up the position of global communication director for charity group, Crime Stoppers International (CSI).
In the statement, Abramjee said it was a tough decision to leave.
“But it’s time for me to expand my horizons. I will certainly miss the Primedia family,” he said.
“At the same time, I will also be doing international relief work. On the domestic front, my activism will continue and I will continue to focus on mobilisation and communication.
“Primedia is a great company and I have enjoyed my many years in various roles. However, I’m excited at being able to start a new chapter in my career and also expand my horizons globally.”
Company CEO Terry Volkwyn said Abramjee would be missed.
Abramjee, who also heads up Crime Line and is a Lead SA activist, has ironically also found himself a victim of crime.
In August, it was reported that he claimed to have evaded a gang of armed hijackers who shot at him as he maized his way through the streets of Johannesburg.
He escaped unharmed.
Last month, Abramjee released CCTV footage, showing two men trying to break into his Pretoria home. The pair was alleged to have cut the electric fencing around his home and avoiding the sensors.
Abramjee and his family were unharmed.
In September, he penned an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, urging him to do something about the high levels of crime.
In the letter, he said: “Stop catering to the politically ambitious. In fact, leave politics out of key appointments and deploy people who can do the job and act beyond reproach. Stop patting mediocrity, uselessness and corruption on the back, sending their servants on their way with a golden handshake.”
Not all South Africans responded positively.
On Twitter, the media boss was lambasted, with questions about why Crime Line had failed to hand over its financial records to the SA Police Service.