Supersport accused of racism and paying their black anchors less in court papers

Supersport accused of racism and paying their black anchors less in court papers

A group of black presenters at Supersport have accused the sports broadcaster of racism, victimisation, pay disparity and intimidation.

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The accusations are listed in a letter by MVMT Attorneys. The attorneys are believed to be representing anchors Owen Nkumane, Xola Ntshinga, Kaunda Ntunja and Gcobani Bobo.

The letter follows on the heels of the recent controversy surrounding Ashwin Willemse when he stormed off set during a live broadcast.

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The letter also claims that the channel tried to "whitewash" Willemse's claims of racism at the broadcaster. He was allegedly threatened with the termination of his contract if he went ahead with his legal action at the Equality Court.

Clinton van der Berg, the spokesperson for Supersport, acknoleged the letter and said that the matter was being investigated. He also denied that any threats were made toward Willemse.

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Recently the invesitigation into Willemse's storming off had been completed by Willemse had not testified. The investigation had found no evidence of racism in the altercation.

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