- eNCA journalist, Shahan Ramkissoon said he would not be apologising for doing his job
- This after Premier Sihle Zikalala said that Shahan had "belittled" and "disrespected" him
- Shahan posted a video to Instagram explaining his position on the situation
Journalist, Shahan Ramkissoon says he will not apologise for what he said after KZN Premier, Sihle Zikalala accused him of both belittling and disrespecting him. The eNCA reporter posted a video to his Instagram account addressing the accusations.
In the clip, which is just over 2 minutes, Shahan speaks about the questions he asked the Premier in the 13-minute interview. Shahan says he spoke for just 2 minutes of that interview. The video has been viewed almost 90 000 times and has received over 1 000 comments since its upload earlier this week.
Shahan said he has been known to ask "uncomfortable questions" and added that he has interviewed many people from various political parties.
Here's what some Instagrammers had to say to Shahan:
"Yoh yoh... The best news anchor ever..... South Africa is with you on this one..... (u should be on CNN)."
"Agreed! The time is now!! The looting is to the detriment of the poor and the rest of the country! Big ups to you Shahan..... no fear or favour."
"And you should not apologise!!! You are representing us and asking what needs to be asked."
"And we 100% behind you, only passion for what do can provoke others to this level!"
"Totally agree it’s time we all stand up and show our politicians we disagree and are aware of all the corruption . I salute you Shahan"
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Premier Sihle Zikalala's claims against Shahan. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said that Shahan Ramkissoon, both "disrespected" and "belittled" him.
The Premier announced during a Zoom call organised by the South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef) that the incident with Shahan occurred earlier this month. A journalist asked Zikalala if he would be withdrawing from talking to the media after he made remarks about the news industry.
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