South Africa: eNCA Silent Over Appointment of Kanthan Pillay As News Boss

"Surely the journalistic and ethical [principles] of an 'independent' news organisation are being compromised? Should it be headed up by a politician pushing a particular party line? Where is the editorial independence and objectivity? Also talk of another line-up change at eNCA.

" Later on Wednesday, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi publicly tweeted that he had allegedly been "reliably informed" that Pillay was working as eNCA's news boss. "This is the founder of the Purple Cow party which contested the 2019 elections on a highly reactionary ticket.

If this is true, then eNCA is doomed for good!" While the channel isn't forthcoming on the appointment, Pillay's recent tweets may raise questions of a link.

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