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Zuma had hands-on role in running of ANN7, inquiry hears
Former president Jacob Zuma was actively involved in the running of the now defunct TV news channel ANN7, the state capture inquiry heard on Monday.
Testifying at the Zondo commission on Monday, ANN7’s former editor, Rajesh Sundaram, said although Duduzane Zuma, the son of the former president, was a shareholder, his involvement was minimal.
Sundaram told the inquiry’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, that Zuma had a “much bigger interest” in the station.
He told the commission about how he got the sense that the Guptas had good ties with the president. “President Zuma was very warm toward them.”
Ex-ANN7 editor Sundaram ‘has an axe to grind’, says former colleague
Former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram, who was tasked with kick-starting the channel, has been accused of having an axe to grind and justifying his “lack of success” at the now-defunct TV channel.
This is according to an affidavit written by former ANN7 editor-in-chief Moegsien Williams.
During Sundaram’s testimony on Tuesday, evidence leader advocate Thandi Norman SC read out parts of Williams’ affidavit.
In it, Williams said he considered allegations made by Sundaram in a serious light, adding that his reputation might now be destroyed as a consequence of “allegations made by an individual who has an axe to grind”.