Pillay issues an apology amid backlash: Ndlozi isn't buying it

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- briefly.co.za | 3 months ago

- After a massive fallout, eNCA head of news Kanthan Pillay has issued an internal apology- This comes after Pillay referred to journalists as 'rats', inciting a torrent of backlash- However, the apology has not been well received, with the EFF standing firm in opposition to the ordealeNCA head of news Kanthan Pillay has found himself at the centre of a storm that he created.Briefly.co.za reported that citizens had opted to boycott the news agency after Pillay's handling of Samekle Maseko's resignation.

Pillay had reacted to the popular journalist leaving the agency by commenting:"Rats swimming towards a sinking ship - #EarlyXmasGift". READ ALSO: Malema joins eNCA boycott over treatment of journalist and k-word rantNow, an internal memo addressing the situation, which has seen hundreds of followers turning their back on the company, Pillay has apologies for the offence.

Nevertheless, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has rejected it 'with contempt', commenting:"We reject this apology with contempt! There must be consequences; a suspension or complete dismissal! #KanthanPillay is a repeated offender: he has broken many talented African reporters & radio hosts.

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