DA awaits sanction
THE DA says it expects Bell Pottinger to be sanctioned by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) after a deadline for clearing the prominent UK-based PR firm that worked for the Gupta family of violating professional codes passed.
“We have received confirmation that our complaint stands, and Bell Pottinger will be given five days to appeal the decision,” DA spokesperson Phumzile van Damme said on Thursday.
She said if the complaint had not been upheld by the PRCA’s Professional Practices Committee, this decision would have been made public by Thursday.
The PRCA said it said it would not comment on the process while it was ongoing.
Van Damme said the DA was now awaiting its decision, in the belief that strong sanction was in order. – ANA