Rorisang Kgosana
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2 Feb 2021
7:10 am

‘Media should cut ties with news agency’ – expert

Rorisang Kgosana

Sydney Mufamadi told the state capture inquiry last week that ANA had received R20 million from the State Security Agency (SSA) to counter negative coverage on it, and media experts say this is a sign of an entity with no integrity or ethics.

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Media outlets should cut ties with African News Agency (ANA) as their admission to receiving millions from the spy agency has done nothing but add to the challenges of journalistic credibility, say experts. Former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi told the state capture inquiry last week that ANA had received R20 million from the State Security Agency (SSA) to counter negative coverage on it, former president Jacob Zuma and the country. ALSO READ: Media houses rebuffed spies or demanded too much money, says ‘Ms K’ on ‘Project Wave’ The agency admitted to the transaction, with chief executive Vasantha Angamuthu...