We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

"We just wanted to talk‚" joked South Africans after the Gupta family's former PR firm‚ Bell Potttinger‚ made their Twitter account private. Bell Pottinger describes itself as one of the largest and "leading" full service PR companies in the United Kingdom. Now anyone who wants to follow the agency on Twitter and see their tweets needs permission. The PR company‚ which created a campaign for the Guptas to divert attention from the family and its dealings with South African politicians to "white monopoly capital"‚ have been stalked on Twitter by angry South Africans. Every time in the past two months that Bell Pottinger tweeted about a UK event or issue‚ South Africans responded. When it tweeted a photo of an event it held in London‚ South Africans mocked its all white attendees‚ saying it looked very "white monopoly capital". One also tweeted a question to Bell Pottinger‚ asking where the Guptas were. When Bell Pottinger‚ tweeted about UK political parties stance on housing‚ a South...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now