No record of donation from Bosasa, Sanef says

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- heraldlive.co.za | 9 months ago

The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says it has found no evidence of a R100‚000 donation by Bosasa to a crowdfunding campaign for the SABC 8.

The SABC 8 were journalists who were suspended for speaking out against censorship of protest footage by the public broadcaster. Times LIVE reported on Tuesday that Bosasa – now known as African Global Operations – appeared to have paid the money towards a crowdfunding campaign to help the journalists in 2016‚ based on a leaked e-mail in which a senior official instructed other officials to make the payment.

Sanef said in a statement on Wednesday: “We have had the opportunity to go through every one of the 394 donations made in July 2016 to the cause and could not find any donation from Bosasa and/or a person connected to Bosasa‚ nor a donation for R100‚000.

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