Monday, June 13, 2016

Oakbay CEO Nazeem Howa, of which ANN7 forms part, says he supports SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng's censorship of protests visuals on SABC TV news.

Oakbay CEO Nazeem Howa says he supports the censorship decision of SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng to ban visuals of public protests on SABC TV News.

The ANN7 (DStv 405) TV news channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform is run by Infinity Media Networks, a subsidiary of the Gupta family owned Oakbay Investments.

In an interview on Sunday with News24, Nazeem Howa said "I would support the SABC's position".

"At the end of the day it would be up to the editor, who is in charge of our TV station [ANN7] and the editor in charge of our newspaper [The New Age] to make that decision."

Nazeem Howa told News24 he doesn't see it as censorship.

"Personally I do believe that we [the media] do encourage violence. That is a belief that I do have".