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Nando’s dumps Gareth Cliff’s The Burning Platform show

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HOT TOPIC: Gareth Cliff with Mudzuli and John Steenhuisen

Nando’s is not “peri” impressed with broadcaster Gareth Cliff and has terminated its sponsorship of his show, The Burning Platform, “with immediate effect”.

Nando’s is not “peri” impressed with broadcaster Gareth Cliff and has terminated its sponsorship of his show, The Burning Platform, “with immediate effect”.

This comes after Gareth could be seen talking over One South Africa Movement member, Mudzuli Rakhivhane, and dismissing her views during an episode that was aired on the show on 21 October.

Rakhivhane was debating the issue of the DA’s election posters in Phoenix on CliffCentral.com with DA leader John Steenhuisen.

During the debate, Cliff said the IRR (Institute of Race Relations) argued that racism was “at the bottom of their list of priorities”.

Rakhivhane replied by saying those individuals “don’t experience the type of racism I experience on a daily basis”.

It was then that Cliff said her “personal experience is completely anecdotal and unimportant to all of us”.

“I’m not interested in identity politics at all.

“Nobody is, they’re only interested in themselves.”

Rakhivhane says: “I appreciate the fact that you think the experience of a black woman in this country is unimportant.”

Cliff then speaks over her, and she concedes, saying, “OK, you can proceed with your conversation then.”

Steenhuisen grins and nods throughout the war of words.

Nando’s then grilled Cliff in a statement: “There are many instances in which Nando’s has not agreed with the opinions of both guests and presenters on CliffCentral.com, but we have upheld their right to express their views as a core component of a healthy constitutional democracy.

“In the case of The Burning Platform episode which aired on October 21, Nando’s is of the view that Gareth Cliff failed to create an environment where free speech was possible by talking over Mudzuli Rakhivhane and dismissing her view while not allowing her to adequately express it.”

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