Daily Maverick and the Amabhungane Centre for investigative journalism have reported that leaked emails reveal that the Gupta family tried to buy the Primedia Group which owns 702 and CapeTalk among other radio stations.
If they had succeeded in buying Primedia, The Midday Report would have been well-proudly brought to you by the Gupta family, says host Stephen Grootes.
Grootes spoke to the executive director at Media Monitoring Africa William Bird about what the intentions of the family in buying Primedia were.
It was purely about making money, not caring really caring about the messaging itself. It was about making sure that they were pro-government in order to get government advertising.— William Bird - Executive Director: Media Monitoring
There’s been a bit of a campaign, by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to boycott the Gupta owned newspaper The New age and their ANN7 TV.
Audiences need to hold them (ANN7) accountable.— William Bird - Executive Director: Media Monitoring