Why those with different views (like Afriforum) should get airtime

Should journalists and broadcaster not interview people they don't agree with?

Or people that some sections of society believe are not contributing to the building of the nation?

During the open line bonanza on the Eusebius McKaiser, a caller encouraged the three broadcasters, McKaiser, Sebenzile Nkambule and Thabo Shole-Mashao that they should not silence the likes of Afriforum.

I listen to Afriforum a lot of times, it's not that I agree with them. I think it's important to listen to people you don't agree with. I just wish that we could bend our more the same way Afriforum does and with the same amount of vigour that they show.

Manyanani, Caller

We have to co-exist in this country one way or the other in order for the country to be successful. Despite my personal differences with the person; the voices have to come up, they have to be engaged with so that for anything else we expose that ignorance for what it is.

Thabo Shole-Mashao, Journalist & broadcaster

My question for those who are not represented by the likes of AfriForum, white Afrikaaners, who is speaking for you? I think they get that much attention because there isn't an alternative voice. Who is speaking for white Afrikaaners if it isn't AfriForum?

Sebenzile Nkambule, Journalist & broadcaster

I think we are making a mistake in the way we frame AfriForum and the amount of oxygen we give them. I think in general; many media houses across the world have confused giving people a megaphone for introducing balance into a conversation. I often think that all you are doing is injection political debate with unnecessary extremism.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author

Listen to the full interview below...


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