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19 August 2017 13:13 (South Africa)

Zille paid for radio coverage

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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