DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has revealed that during her tenure as mayor of Cape Town her administration paid radio station Heart FM to air a monthly programme. Zille contended that the show was in no way a political-party mouthpiece, and was a platform for listeners to call in and express their views on service-delivery. However, the story has broken just a week after the DA lambasted the SABC for approaching the Western Cape provincial government with a "cash for news" deal. Looks like there's egg on everyone's faces now. Read more: IOL
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