JOHANNESBURG – Naspers CEO Koos Bekker tried convincing government that its policy on digital migration was flawed, former communications minister Yunus Carrim revealed on Friday.
He said soon after being appointed to Cabinet in March 2013, he met with the top executive.
The claim comes amid allegations that MultiChoice wanted to pay the SABC an R100-million a year for its influence over government’s encryption policy.
“There is the issue of ANN7 being removed from the DSTV channel, now I have my own views on ANN7 but I certainly don't think that they should be dropped from DSTV nor did I say that to any journalist,” Carrim said.
“The matter of the Guptas was discussed in the meeting he refers to in Tshwane…,” he added.