Gareth Cliff wins wrongful dismissal case against M-Net

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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