DEON WIGGETT: Koos Bekker fiddles as GuptiChoice burns
The Chairman is MIA, and getting someone to account for the SABC and ANN7 shenanigans is like trying to get Jacob Zuma to launch an inquiry
Like Cape Town’s rainfall or Malaysian Airlines flight 370, Koos Bekker has gone missing. I do not know when the Naspers chairman was last spotted in public, but presumably he is alive and lucid and wilfully ignoring the scandal now engulfing MultiChoice. This piece was filed the morning of December 1. For all I know, Bekker appeared to the nation in the afternoon, cried gracefully for an hour and then, for absolution, sacrificed a small pigeon. If this is what happened, your legacy has been saved, Mr Bekker! You may safely disregard the unkind things I say. GuptiChoice finally admitted on Friday morning there was, after all, something not quite right about those massive payments to ANN7. It has been sneeringly dismissing all questions since 2013. But suddenly, on Friday morning, a humiliating U-turn. The board is now suddenly "aware that the ANN7 channel has caused real public concern because of the allegations of corruption levelled at the former owners of the channel. These alle...
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