Broadcaster Gareth Cliff began his radio career at Tuks FM before working as a producer a Talk Radio 702. He gained arguably his biggest profile hosting a breakfast show on 5 FM before starting his own project online, called Cliff Central.
JOHANNESBURG -- Media personality, Gareth Cliff, has won his wrongful dismissal case against broadcaster, M-Net.
Judge Nichols who presided over the case, said M-Net should reinstate Cliff as a judge on the talent show, Idols, with immediate effect.
GarethCliff "the contractual agreement be reinstated to what it was— Nontobeko Sibisi (@Nontobek0Sibisi) January 29, 2016
Cliff took the channel to court after it fired him for his comments about a racial post by Durban real estate agent, Penny Sparrow.
Commenting on the post in which Sparrow called black people monkeys, Cliff said people&39;s outrage pointed to the fact that they did not understand freedom of speech.
M-Net then fired Cliff, to which he reacted by suing the broadcaster for R25-million and demanded reinstatement to the show.
The broadcaster&39;s also been ordered to pay for the cost of the case.
See the Twittersphere&39;s reaction below.
GarethCliff saga taught me: 1. Adv. Dali Mpofu is a great lawyer 2.(Gall of) Whiteness is defendable 3. Political Ideals VS White Capital.— Msomi (@Msomifaya) January 29, 2016