It's bizarre to suggest that Naspers’ then CEO Koos Bekker was hands-off in MultiChoice’s campaign to change government's digital migration plan.
So says former Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.
Given what MultiChoice and Naspers are saying in the public domain is just not true, I have no choice but to speak out.— Yunus Carrim
Naspers-owned MultiChoice stands accused of paying kickbacks to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and ANN7 – then Gupta-owned - in exchange for political influence.
I absolutely have no doubt that Naspers, Mr Bekker in particular, and MultiChoice had a big hand in changing government policy. The clause in that MultiChoice and SABC agreement that refers to the need for SABC to support the dropping of encryption was done to influence government policy.— Yunus Carrim
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Carrim.
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
He [Patel] seemed in awe of Mr Bekker…— Yunus Carrim
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