Was canning of SABC show linked to Gupta 'state capture' coverage?

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says Minister of Communications,  Faith Muthambi, should explain recent developments at the SABC concerning a show by one of its renowned anchors, Vuyo Mvoko.

The official opposition party says it will write to the acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Dikeledi Tsotetsi, requesting Muthambi and the SABC to be summoned to Parliament.

The national broadcaster allegedly canned &39;On the Record&39; show with Vuyo Mvoko because Mvoko had planned to host a live show on the so-called state capture by the Guptas.

“The DA has been reliably informed that it is indeed correct that the show was pulled off air following Mvoko’s insistence on doing his job, and discussing on his show, what was the most important story in the news cycle at the time,” DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme.

“The DA has also been informed that after Vytjie Mentor story broke on Radio Sonder Grense last week, SABC bosses were furious that RSG had broken the story and had initially refused for the story to be aired on other SABC radio stations,”she said.