SA in dismay as former Gupta-owned news channel, now Afro Worldview, closes

SA in dismay as former Gupta-owned news channel, now Afro Worldview, closes

On Tuesday it was announced Afro Worldview pulled from DStv after MultiChoice decided not to renew its contract with the former Gupta-owned news channel, which used to be called ANN7.

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Employees of Afro Worldview were told on Monday not to return to work on Tuesday and at midnight the channel was closed.

The news shook South Africans, who took to social media to share their dismay over the news channel being pulled from DStv.

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So, Briefly.co.za decided to gather some of the reactions to the axing of Afro Worldview on Twitter.

Dennis Georgiannis, who goes by the Twitter handle @dengeo, commented: "A very sad day for media plurality & freedom of speech in South Africa with the closing of #AfroWorldview. Thoughts are with all fellow media colleagues affected."
Lesedi Masuabi (@SEDLYT) added, "Woke up to no #AfroWorldview no @floletoaba like wtf. This is an insult to media freedom. Even the Thuma Mina government didn't come to the rescue. I believe Zuma would have done something, because he was the first to congratulate the channel."
Social media user @uNdlunkulu_Xoli wrote, "It's a sad day today because it continues to prove that we as black people, are not [yet] ready to support black owned businesses. May it be an eye-opener that WMC is willing to crush anything on its way, unconsciously with the help of black people. #AfroWorldView."

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