MultiChoice’s announcement that it would not be renewing ANN7’s contract in August 2018. Thabo Molefe, who is popularly known as Tbo Touch has raised his hand to replace the channel once owned by the Guptas.
Tbo Touch took to Twitter to announce that he has submitted his bid to MultiChoice.
“Changing the game Finally submitted my bid for the 24hours news channel with @MultiChoice @DStv this is news from a Millennial Black Perspective. We dont watch news cause they don’t inform us, they discredit us. Patiently waiting for a call from the CEO? He’s got both numbers.” – he said in a tweet.
On Wednesday, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela said that instead of renewing ANN7’s contract, the pay-TV giant would host a new black-owned news channel.
““the board has found the were some mistakes in our dealings with ANN7, but there is no evidence of corruption or any illegal activity. Secondly, we acknowledge that we should have looked into the controversy surrounding ANN7 before public concern was raised and this should have been raised to the board sooner. Thirdly, we will not be renewing our contract with ANN7. Instead, we are going to be hosting a new black owned news channel and we’ll be calling for proposals from interested media groups soon. We will not be renewing ANN7’s contract and the channel will not be broadcast on DSTV once the contract ends on the 20th of August 2018.” he said.