DAILY MAVERICK STUFF REPORTER 31 MARCH 2014 09"54 (SOUTH AFRICA)
In a move that surprised many and brought joy to even more, The SABC, Independent News & Media and Gupta-owned The New Age/ANN7 are set to announce today that they are merging into one giant entity whose goal would be to, once and for all, tell the definitive truth about South Africa; day in, day out, on all media channels, until Jesus comes. By DAILY MAVERICK STUFF REPORTER.
....."Will JESUS come under this ZUMA/Gupta SMOKE CLOUD OR ON IT?"..... * S Cox
- SABC brings its TV and radio reach, its programming excellence, the cutting edge technology that dazzles South African people daily and its uncompr0mising respect of deadlines, accuracy and truth (meaning of which will be decided upon later).
- Independent will bring its ever-increasing network of hard-charging senior journalists whose independence (meaning of which will be decided upon later) is the envy of the entire profession, its unparalleled print reach and commitment to truth (see the SABC note).
- The New Age will bring its breakfast culinary network, its brilliant advertising sales muscle, its perpetual contracts with the government/state entities, and its 24-hour access to government ministers (including Number One).
OR JUST ANOTHER AFRICAN BANANA REPUBLIC?