An international public relations association has launched an investigation into allegations that UK spin machine Bell Pottinger promoted racial hatred in South Africa. Bell Pottinger‚ whose services were allegedly procured by Duduzane Zuma in his capacity as a Gupta employee‚ is a member of two international public relations bodies with codes of conduct. “We can confirm that we have received a complaint against Bell Pottinger‚ filed by Democratic Alliance‚” said a statement by Francis Ingham‚ director general of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in the UK. “Bell Pottinger has been notified of this. We will now begin the formal process set out in the PRCA Professional Charter and Code of Conduct to investigate this alleged complaint.” The DA wrote to PRCA and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)‚ urging them to investigate allegations against the UK-based company. TimesLIVE reported earlier that party spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme said the co...

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