South African journalist sacked for calling President Zuma a 'zombie' | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

South African journalist sacked for calling President Zuma a 'zombie'

A popular South African radio presenter has been fired by the Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), for calling President Jacob Zuma a "zombie" in a Facebook post, the privately owned News 24 site has reported.
According to SABC spokesman, Kaizer Kganyago, he said OAP Ravi Govender's contract was terminated because of concerns that he had brought the public broadcaster into disrepute.
Although, the Radio Lotus presenter had earlier apologized for the post that he said he had put up in anger after listening to a speech by the President at the governing African National Congress' (ANC) policy conference in the main city, Johannesburg, on Friday
“Just heard a Zombie Zuma giving a speech on the news. Massacring the beautiful English language. Uneducated creature. Even the other moron [Zimbabwe's President Robert] Mugabe speaks much better," he was reported to have said in the post which was later deleted.
Mr. Zuma’s son, Edward, accused Mr. Govender of hate speech and threatened legal action against him.
“We fail as a family to understand what prompted Ravi Govender to make such a statement referring to our father as a zombie. Is this still part of freedom of speech? We believe that this is the worst form of abuse of democracy that many of our leaders fought so hard to achieve,” he was quoted by Times Live as saying.

9 comments:

Cornelius Chukwu said...

It is also a Democratic process for one to say what he/she feel's that is not proper.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

The journalist went too far, he ought to be in control of his emotions and guide his utterances, considering his kind of job.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Ichipi Jite said...

The best president in the history of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan got far worst.. He was called all the negative names in the books yet no one was demoted nor sacked.. Gej is a true hero... Africa leaders must learn from him.

Vivian Reginalds said...

LOL Good riddance!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

omenah said...

Hmmmm

Ushie Blessing said...

He went too far

ogholi victor said...

A radio "presented" ?

Anonymous said...

You are a goat. Idiot, you called GEJ worst names yet you are criticizing the journalist.

Anonymous said...

You are a goat. Idiot, you called GEJ worst names yet you are criticizing the journalist.

Recent Posts