We Have No Editorial Control Over Ntsiki

We Have No Editorial Control Over Ntsiki

Jun 04, 2019, 01:03 PM

AfriForum has called for the dismissal of Ntsiki Mazwai after MultiChoice dropped content of the creative featuring Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr on her show.

Read more about Ntsiki Mazwai's battle with Afriforum here

However, the satellite TV provider says it has no editorial control over Ntsiki.

Multichoice got a lot of attention when it decided to drop all content that features Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr. Now, it seems the drama seems to have an unclenched grip of controversy following them around.

Now Afriforum is chiming in on the chaos.

According to the civil rights group, MultiChoice is showing double standards as they believe Ntsiki often makes racist remarks, just as Steve was accused of doing.

MultiChoice told TimesLive that Ntsiki appears on a third-party channel and they have no control over her. MultiChoice group executive for corporate affairs, Joe Heshu, said: 

There is a fundamental difference between people who appear on third-party channels, where we have absolutely no editorial control, and people who we employ, sponsor, associate directly with and appear on the DStv channels that are owned by MultiChoice Group, such as the M-Net, kykNET and SuperSport, where we would exercise control and ultimate accountability. 

The person you are referring to, Ntsiki Mazwai, appeared on third-party channel Moja Love and is not a presenter on any DStv-owned channels.

But Afriforum isn't going down without a fight. The civil rights groups took a key note from their "enemy" Ntiski and went on a Twitter rampage.

What has Ntsiki have to say about all of this? 

Better yet, what has Steve Hofmeyer have to say about all this, since his people are repping his side?

Well, the two have remained tight-lipped about matters for now but at the moment.
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Main Image credit: Instagram/@NtsikiMazwai

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Fika Msengana

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