Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
25 Oct 2021
6:33 pm

Keep enjoying your Nando’s, says unbothered Gareth Cliff

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Cliff said there are no hard feelings on his part toward Nando's, but some believe the focus on him again silences the voice of black women.

Gareth Cliff says that racism is at the bottom of South Africans' list of priorities. Picture: Gallo Images / Rapport / Deon Raath

Controversial podcaster Gareth Cliff is unbothered by the loss of his Nando's sponsorship over his treatment of a guest on one of his shows last week. The fast-food franchiser announced it has ended its long-term relationship with Cliff and his weekly show, The Burning Platform, citing their distaste with how he handled an interview with Mudzuli Rakhivhane, spokesperson for political organisation ONE SA. Cliff faces mounting criticism for cutting Rakhivhane off mid-sentence as she repeatedly tried to argue how her race plays a role in how she and others like her are treated by local government. Cliff dismissed this narrative...