Complaint against comments made by an ANN7 analyst concerning Mr Pravin Gordhan, who was referred to as a sour former Finance Minister who was mobilizing support against Mr Gigaba.  Tribunal held that the personal opinions of the analyst were linked to facts as genuinely perceived by him and that they were not broadcast as absolute facts or truths.  Also held that these ‘facts’ were not unreasonable considering the broader context surrounding the current political situation in the country.  Held that the analyst was entitled in terms of Clause 28.2 of the Code to express views on what he sincerely seemed to perceive the facts to be.  Complaint not upheld.

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