Dethroning DStv from our lounges might slay ANN7
MultiChoice’s contract with Gupta channel flies in the face of a commitment to enriching South Africans’ lives, writes Deon Wiggett
It’s the kind of spectacular that’s only on DStv. Audacious plays for power. Treachery and treason. Enemies real and conjured. And, of course, dragons. Always the three dragons casting their shadows across the land. It’s another agonising hour on ANN7 and it’s exclusive to DStv. I do not have the space or emotional resilience to sketch the world according to Gupta TV. It is a place unburdened by the constraints of reality, but can we really blame propagandists for creating propaganda? Liars are going to lie. That’s not an excuse available to MultiChoice, owner of DStv, which calls itself "the people you come home to every night" and says it is in the business of "enriching lives". Thanks to the masters of ANN7, people who live in Saxonwold are being enriched. Not that they talk about it on ANN7. As a subscriber and South African, I call on MultiChoice to unburden itself. Take the nation into your confidence. Why do you enable ANN7? This isn’t the time for pointing fingers. Meetings ...
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