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encaThe Citizen reports that Kanthan Pillay, head of news at eNCA, has unreservedly apologised for a tweet in which he referred to former staffer Samkele Maseko as a “rat”.  

The tweet, on Tuesday, came after Maseko resigned from the news channel, reportedly to take up a job at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  The tweet — which made reference to “rats swimming towards a sinking ship [reference to SABC]” — received backlash from social media users.  In response, Maseko claimed Pillay personally marched him out of the eNCA building, that he was not allowed to serve his one month's notice, and that the news boss was responsible for censoring comments made by former cabinet member Bongani Bongo about public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.  The tweets sparked a backlash, with several former eNCA staffers and former employees of Pillay complaining about his behaviour.  eNCA editor Jeremy Maggs said the concerns raised would be reviewed, and an external and impartial adjudicator appointed if required.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nomahlubi Jordaan at SowetanLive
  • Read too, eNCA news editor apologises to ex-staffer, SABC over 'rats running towards sinking ship' tweet, at News24

And also, ANC on eNCA saga: 'It's nothing but censorship', at News24

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