Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's spokesperson Lumka Oliphant has confirmed a payment of R149 000 was made to the SABC for a profile interview on Real Talk with Anele.
Oliphant has dismissed reports of a R500 000 payout to the public broadcaster.
She explains that through the GCIS, the department has transferred nearly R5 million to the SABC for this purpose.
It was paid to the GCIS account from the department of social development.— Lumka Oliphant, Spokesperson for Minister Bathabile Dlamini
We transferred money to GCIS, about R5 million just to do our campaigns and everything else we need to do. We then take different platforms. I can give you an example, we had a clean audit. Nobody is interested in writing about Bathabile Dlamini who has had five consecutive clean audits, so I buy space so that people can know what we are doing.— Lumka Oliphant, Spokesperson for Minister Bathabile Dlamini
WATCH: Real Talk with Anele Season 4 Episode 36 Bathabile Dlamini (Part I)
Profiling the minister and her work, because firstly no matter how many time for instance we say she doesn't drink, people say she drinks.— Lumka Oliphant, Spokesperson for Minister Bathabile Dlamini
We paid R149 000 for that interview.— Lumka Oliphant, Spokesperson for Minister Bathabile Dlamini
Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....