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SABC closes gate on Zumaville

7 Nov 2012 06:11
NEWSWATCH: You will hear the terms 'Nkandlagate' and 'Zumaville' in various media, but not on the SABC, according to a Times Live report, and Mail & Guardian reports that the Communications DG is in trouble for 'misleading' parliament.
For more:
  • Times Live: SABC lock on Nkandlagate... Apparently SABC acting head of news Jimi Matthews has, in Times Live's words, "ordered his newsroom to stop referring to President Jacob Zuma's rural retreat at Nkandla as a 'compound' or a 'homestead'." It also seems the terms "Nkandlagate" and "Zumaville" are out the window - which has led one MP to call the SABC's independence into question. The SABC not independent? That cannot be.

  • Mail & Guardian: Communications DG in trouble in Parliament... It seems things are not too rosy for Rosey Sekese after she was found to have misled Parliament on the issue of her performance agreement; she says she signed it, but apparently she hasn't. Not very good communication, is it.
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