‘Koos Bekker, Naspers and MultiChoice are lying!’

It's bizarre to suggest that Naspers’ then CEO Koos Bekker was hands-off in MultiChoice’s campaign to change government's digital migration plan.

So says former Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

Given what MultiChoice and Naspers are saying in the public domain is just not true, I have no choice but to speak out.

Yunus Carrim

Naspers-owned MultiChoice stands accused of paying kickbacks to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and ANN7 – then Gupta-owned - in exchange for political influence.

I absolutely have no doubt that Naspers, Mr Bekker in particular, and MultiChoice had a big hand in changing government policy. The clause in that MultiChoice and SABC agreement that refers to the need for SABC to support the dropping of encryption was done to influence government policy.

Yunus Carrim

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Carrim.

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

He [Patel] seemed in awe of Mr Bekker…

Yunus Carrim

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : ‘Koos Bekker, Naspers and MultiChoice are lying!’


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
South African youth love Coca-Cola, Ricoffy, Sparletta, Fanta and Oros – survey

South African youth love Coca-Cola, Ricoffy, Sparletta, Fanta and Oros – survey

The most popular non-alcoholic drink among South Africans between ages 18 and 24 is Coca Cola, according to the PAMS 2018 survey.

Meet Fred Roed, founder of 'Heavy Chef' (SA’s most popular monthly tech event)

Meet Fred Roed, founder of 'Heavy Chef' (SA’s most popular monthly tech event)

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews the author of "The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa".

How to manage a business partner with views and goals different from yours

How to manage a business partner with views and goals different from yours

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews small business guru Pavlo Phitidis, founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.

SA engineer Neo Hutiri cuts waiting time for medicine from hours to seconds

SA engineer Neo Hutiri cuts waiting time for medicine from hours to seconds

He came up with the idea for "Pelebox" after contracting tuberculosis and having to queue for medicine at a state hospital.

'President Ramaphosa won Reserve Bank fight 6-0'

'President Ramaphosa won Reserve Bank fight 6-0'

Faction fighting will continue, but President Ramaphosa is stronger than he was 18 months ago, says political analyst JP Landman.

I see nothing criminal - Koos Bekker on SABC-MultiChoice deal

I see nothing criminal - Koos Bekker on SABC-MultiChoice deal

Naspers chair Koos Bekker speaks out amid allegations MultiChoice paid kickbacks to SABC to influence govt's encryption policy.

Popular articles
'I want Catzavelos to recognise that he is a racist,' says Eusebius

'I want Catzavelos to recognise that he is a racist,' says Eusebius

McKaiser contrasts Adam's apology with that of Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture commission.

[PICTURES] It's freezing cold in Cape Town! (In case you were wondering)

[PICTURES] It's freezing cold in Cape Town! (In case you were wondering)

CapeTalk listeners share frosty car photos and zero degree car temperatures.

Mango responds to passenger irked after losing Rolex watch on flight

Mango responds to passenger irked after losing Rolex watch on flight

The airline says it takes limited responsibility for any valuables left in bags.

Jeremy Mansfield gets real about his money and beliefs about it

Jeremy Mansfield gets real about his money and beliefs about it

Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeremy Mansfield about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Can I cut down my neighbour's overhanging tree?

Can I cut down my neighbour's overhanging tree?

Attorney Roy Bregman says you ask the neighbour to remove roots or branches, failing which you do it yourself and claim for costs.

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

After Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith shared the video of Ivanah Campbell dancing it has been viewed over 10 million times.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.