#PODCAST - #ENCA accused of perpetuating #racism

By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreepershad - News channel ENCA is embroiled in an alleged race row. This follows video footage showing reporter Lindsay Dentlinger asking certain interviewees to wear their masks while allowing others not to. During her interviews at Parliament for the Budget Speech she didn't request Freedom Front Plus leader, Pieter Groenewald, and the DA's John Steenhuisen to put on their maska. But several black political leaders, including UDM Chief Whip Nqaba-yomzi Kwankwa and the IFP's Mkhuleko Hlengwa were asked to use their masks. The channel maintains these incidents were not racially motivated. But the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says it is a clear case of preferential treatment based on race. Interview with executive director Neeshan Balton