It's understood that UK-based Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has reportedly found Bell Pottinger guilty of breaching the trade body’s code of conduct in its work for Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments.
The PRCA is yet to confirm the ruling, reports EWN's UK Correspondent Gavin Grey.
The industry magazine PRWeek reported on Thursday that a PRCA committee made the finding after a hearing last week, following a formal complaint was lodged by the Democratic Alliance (DA).
PRWeek are reporting that Bell Pottinger has been found guilty of breaking a professional code of conduct while carrying out work for the Guptas in South Africa.— Gavin Grey, UK Correspondent
In July, the DA accused Bell Pottinger of trying to stir racial tension in South Africa through campaigns for the Gupta-owned Oakbay.
The hearing was conducted in secret last week Friday.
The PRCA was expected to publish the committee's decision in the week commencing Monday 4 September.
At which point Bell Pottinger would have five days to appeal the ruling, Grey explains.
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