Popular soapie time slot will be replaced with 'Afternoon Express' magazine show

If you missed it yesterday, it’s already too late.

John, Marlena and the other mal mense of Days of our Lives have left our screens for good.

Or at least, until the SABC changes its mind, or e.tv or DStv picks it up, or you move to the USA.

The soapie has been axed by the public broadcaster’s CEO Hlaudi Motsoeneng to make way for more local content.

Unfortunately for us, the SABC didn’t bother to cut the soapie at the end of a particular storyline, which means fans have been left hanging. Shame.

From today, SABC3 will instead air Afternoon Express, the magazine show that isn’t Top Billing.

It is hosted by Bonang Matheba, Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli who, though they certainly scrub up well, might not be soap material fans would’ve expect to replace Days.