ANN7's “sweet deal” with SABC allowed them access to millions of rands worth of material

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Ex-CEO of the Gupta family’s Oakbay Investments, Nazeem Howa, bragged about a “sweet deal” from the SABC that allowed Oakbay’s television channel ANN7 access to millions of rands worth of archive material for “peanuts”, the state capture commission of inquiry heard on Tuesday The consulting editor of the now-defunct ANN7 news channel Rajesh Sundaram was on the stand on the second day at the Zondo-led commission on Tuesday.

He gave evidence on his experience at the Gupta’s television channel. Sundaram arrived in South Africa in 2013 to establish ANN7, headquartered in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Most of his evidence at the commission is based on his tell-all book titled Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV published in 2018.

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