The Save Our SABC (SOS) coalition says a deal in which MultiChoice sought to pay the public broadcaster R100 million for its 24 hour news channel in exchange for its political influence over digital migration, reveals that state capture is worse than imagined.
Minutes of an SABC board meeting apparently show MultiChoice sought to pay the public broadcaster.
The Democratic Alliance says that the minutes from the meeting held in June 2013 form part of hundreds of documents provided by the SABC to the ad hoc committee investigating the SABC and supports allegations that MultiChoice paid Gupta-owned ANN7 millions of rand in exchange for similar influence over government's position on set-top boxes.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Save Our SABC National Coordinator, Duduetsang Makuse.
It's absolutely cartel like behavior that we are seeing, These minutes are simply adding to stories that have been circulating for a long time now about why the minister kept flip flopping between policy positions in a very irrational manner.— Duduetsang Makuse, Save Our SABC National Coordinator
I think it's time now for the Competition Commission to really dig into it.— Duduetsang Makuse, Save Our SABC National Coordinator
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This article first appeared on 702 : MultiChoice/SABC deal is state capture at it's worst - Save our SABC