Some media groups need to apologise for apartheid role


He says most media companies refused to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation process in the early years of South Africa’s democracy.


ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu at The Gathering: Media Edition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 3 August 2017. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says it’s time for some South African media organisations to apologise and account for the role played under apartheid.

Mthembu, however, also acknowledged the progressive work of other press in standing up to the previous regime.

Mthembu was speaking at Thursday’s Gathering media edition in Cape Town.

He says most media companies refused to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation process in the early years of South Africa’s democracy.

“The South African mass media also refused to participate in the TRC processes, except, as we have said, the Argus group.”

WATCH: Jackson Mthembu at The Gathering








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