- Journalist Samkele Maseko has rejected Kanthan Pillay's apology as eNCA attempts to fend off any more damage
- Maseko has insisted there will be no peace until Khaya Khumalo is treated with respect.
- Staff members had worn black to work on Friday in a show of solidarity with their embattled colleagues
Samkele Maseko has added fuel to the fire raging at eNCA, refusing to accept Kanthan Pillay's apology.
Briefly.co.za reported that Pillay had been forced to apologise after referring to journalists as 'rats', which sparked a boycott of the media house.
But Maseko says he isn't about to cave in after a mere apology, commenting that:
"I note and reject Mr Kanthan Pillay's apology. We can no longer accept apologies for racial and corporate abuse. It would be inhumane of me to accept an apology while another black child still faces the abuse of power by the same man. #JusticeforKhayaKhumalo."
Khumalo is facing an inquiry at work after covering the EFF's National People's Assembly from home, with Pillay berating him for his efforts.
The media house had pulled out of covering the event after others were banned from entering the venue by the party.
Pillay had allegedly barred Khumalo from work, and discussing work-related matters, with any of his colleagues until the inquiry had concluded.
Meanwhile, the staff at eNCA conducted something of a protest against the entire ordeal, sharing the following message on their respective accounts:
"After recent disturbing events, we’ve met with eNCA management and made it clear we stand for independent journalism. We’ll protect the sanctity of our credibility. We won’t allow the integrity of our news profession to be made a mockery of. #CredibilityFirst #NoToCensorship."
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