The British technology company mporium has ended its relationship with the controversial public relations firm Bell Pottinger.Mporium CEO Nelius de Groot said in an e-mail on Monday: "I can confirm that we are aware of the controversy and that we have ended our relationship with Bell Pottinger."Bell Pottinger has been slammed for its controversial handling of the Gupta family account.The DA complained to the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) that Bell Pottinger’s campaign sought to "divide and conquer" the South African public to keep President Jacob Zuma and the ANC in power. The PRCA expelled Bell Pottinger for a minimum of five years. Imperial Brands media manager Simon Evans said the company was reviewing its "long-standing" relationship with the Bell Pottinger team in the UK "none of whom were ever involved with the Oakbay account"."Having said that‚ Bell Pottinger’s conduct in SA was clearly unacceptable."European cinema operator and Bell Pottinger client ...

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