Details of how the financially hamstrung SABC was channelling money towards the Gupta-owned rival ANN7 TV station emerged in Parliament on Monday. Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the SABC heard that millions of rand were being used to support the Guptas’ The New Age media breakfasts and none of the profits made from the programming went to the public broadcaster. It also emerged that the politically connected Gupta family attempted to gain complete control of SABC news prior to the launch of the 24-hour news station ANN7 in 2013. Testifying on behalf of the "SABC eight" journalists, former SABC contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko said the SABC had essentially built a rival station. The SABC used its own resources and staff to air the TNA breakfasts on Morning Live, but none of the profits generated went to the public broadcaster, said Mvoko. Sipho Masinga, a former executive for IT at the SABC, told the inquiry that Nazeem Howa, the former boss of Gupta owned Oak...

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