MultiChoice has BLSA worried
In a statement released yesterday, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) said it’s gravely concerned about recent media reports of alleged state capture and corruption against MultiChoice in its dealings with government and its content suppliers. MultiChoice is a BLSA member. It’s been reported that Naspers’ subsidiary MultiChoice allegedly tried to influence decision-makers on the type of technology that should be deployed once SA had completed the move from analogue to digital TV.
MultiChoice has also initiated an inves- tigation into whether improper payments were made to ANN7, once owned by the Gupta family.
“BLSA continues to condemn and take seriously any behaviour that is unethical and that is entirely at odds with the values contained in its Integrity Pledge.”
The organisation stated that it has initiated discussions with MultiChoice regarding the allegations reported in the media.
“We believe that due process must be followed to get to the bottom of these allegations. As such, BLSA will await the outcome of MultiChoice’s investigation before making further comment.” – Moneyweb