Journalist Shahan Ramkissoon is unapologetic over grilling KZN premier

Journalist Shahan Ramkissoon is unapologetic over grilling KZN premier

- 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

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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.

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Here's what some Instagrammers had to say to Shahan:

@nadiaali952 commented:

"Yoh yoh... The best news anchor ever..... South Africa is with you on this one..... (u should be on CNN)."

@cynthiabaloyi0 wrote:

"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."

@lameez_majiet.orrie commented:

"And you should not apologise!!! You are representing us and asking what needs to be asked."

@the_great_one_m added:

"And we 100% behind you, only passion for what do can provoke others to this level!"

@celestejohns said:

"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" 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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