DA awaits sanc­tion

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

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

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