SABC was wrong to publicly rebuke Peter Ndoro - Stephen Grootes

702's Stephen Grootes has shown his support for media colleague Peter Ndoro, following an on-air blunder.

The popular SABC news anchor mistakenly announced that new President, Cyril Ramaphosa had died.

On Thursday night during his 6 o'clock news bulletin, Ndoro mistakenly referred to Ramaphosa while he was reading a story about Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died on Wednesday.

At the weekend, the SABC released a statement saying Ndoro has been put on leave due to fatigue and that it has taken the matter in a very serious light.

He has since received messages of support from the public.

Grootes says it was a perfectly innocent mistake.

I thought the SABC was wrong to put out that statement and sort of publicly rebuke him like that. People make mistakes. They are perfectly innocent mistakes.

Stephen Grootes, drive time show host

I was very pleased to see his colleague Lee-Anne Manas putting out a string message of support for him over the weekend.

Stephen Grootes, drive time show host

He shouldn't be rested as any kind of form of punishment. He should be back at work if he wants to be back at work.

Stephen Grootes, drive time show host

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