fbpx
For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the South African Department of Health’s website at www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Watch: eNCA anchors issue public apology for singling out minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in cigarette ban debacle

"When we say things on this platform we always have you in mind- the viewer, we have earned your trust and we are not about to disappoint you now,"
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Dlamini-Zuma gazettes new lockdown rules for South Africa, including new definition for 'beach'

eNCA news anchors, Xoli Mngabi and Jane Dutton have issued a public apology after sharing their personal views on the role of Cogta Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in reinforcing the cigarette ban.

Related Articles:

Ramaphosa defends government’s decision to backtrack on cigarettes ban

Following the announcement by Minister Dlamini-Zuma that the cigarette ban will be maintained, Mngabi and Dutton reported that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was controlling the country’s narrative.

The pair reported that Minister Dlamini-Zuma used her power and influence to ensure that the ban on cigarette sales would continue under level 4 lockdown.

President Cyril Ramaphosa had earlier made an announcement to the effect that the ban on cigarette sales would be lifted under level 4 lockdown, however a decision was made to maintain the ban.

Ramaphosa in his weekly letter to the nation clarified that the decision to maintain the ban on tobacco was a collective decision.

In their apology Mngabi and Dutton said they made an unfortunate judgement on both president Ramaphosa and minister Dlamini-Zuma.

“… it was around the debacle on the cigarette ban, singling her out on the decision as if it were her own, was unfair and unwarranted,” Dutton said.

“When we say things on this platform we always have you in mind- the viewer, we have earned your trust and we are not about to disappoint you now,”

Watch video below:

 

 

 

 

 

Buy us a Coffee

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Receive new posts directly to your inbox daily

We don’t share or sell your data

You May Like

Popular on #TheWC