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sabcThe Mercury reports that former Lotus FM jock Ravi Govender says his axing over social media comments about President Jacob Zuma was not warranted and the matter has been blown out of proportion.  

Known to fans as Ravi G, Govender said he was asked on Monday to explain why he believed his Facebook post referring to President Jacob Zuma as an “uneducated creature” and a zombie did not bring the SABC into disrepute.  Govender was later informed his year-to-year contract had been terminated.  The post was replaced with an apology.  Govender believes he was made an example of, but SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said Govender’s contract was terminated with immediate effect because he had brought the broadcaster into disrepute, in contravention of his contract.  Kganyago also said it was the first time the SABC had dealt decisively and with expediency with such matters.

  • Read this report by Nosipho Mngoma in full at The Mercury
  • Read too, SABC axes radio presenter for calling Zuma a 'zombie', at News24

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