Mzwanele Manyi’s Gupta media deal is just a front, says EFF
The former government spin doctor says The New Age and ANN7 will operate with honesty and integrity; the EFF says to call the deal ‘media transformation’ is like calling apartheid’s bantustans progressive
Former government spin doctor Mzwanele Manyi’s purchase of the Gupta family media empire is nothing more than fronting‚ says the EFF. "We reject both the Guptas and Manyi, and will continue to boycott what remains essentially Gupta media‚" EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said. The Gupta family’s Oakbay sold its shares in the media companies to Lodidox in a vendor-financed deal — meaning the seller lent Lodidox the purchase price. The structure of the deal was not about media transformation‚ said the red berets.