- Kanthan Pillay created nation-wide uproar when he used derogatory terms to refer to South Africans
- A massive movement against him and eNCA ensued, calling for the boycott of the news agency
- Mzansi celebrities have joined in the debate and they are not happy either
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eNCA head of news Kanthan Pillay has found himself at the centre of a storm that he created himself. By using the k-word and the word 'rats' to describe South Africans, Pillay upset the whole country.
Briefly.co.za reported that citizens had opted to boycott the news agency after Pillay's handling of Samekle Maseko's resignation.
Since then, Pillay has issued an internal apology that has not been well received, with the EFF standing firm in opposition to the ordeal
Now, local celebs have also started speaking out, sharing the horrible experiences they had with Pillay.
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It came after renowned political journalist, Samkele Maseko, spoke up about the treatment he got from Pillay.
"To my former Colleagues @eNCA I apologize for not saying goodbye. Such is the nature of such things, just continue kicking ass. We shall meet again somewhere soon...
"The disrespect you have for an African Black Child is appalling, you have no sense of appreciation, none whatsoever. We are not here to play politics and settle political scores with the EFF like you are doing. Busy censoring political talk and instructing things to (be) taken off air..."
Celebs such as DJ Fresh, Robert Marawa and Thando Thabethe recounted what had happened to them:
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