Ukhozi FM presenter Zama Ngcobo, who was suspended after laying huge criticism against EFF leader Julius Malema on air, has returned with words of apology to the party.
Ngcobo came under fire for making critical comments about Malema while she was speaking to the show’s resident political analyst, Nhlanhla Mtaka.
While discussing the topic “economic freedom in our lifetime” Mtaka who has a slot in the show where he analyses news that had been trending the previous week, was asked by Ngcobo what in his view, would be his advice to young people so they would be “careful of people like Julius Malema who have done nothing for the youth”
Ngcobo had also without making reference to any report, stated as a fact, that Malema had used the party’s money for his wedding
In return, Mtaka immediately refrained from making comments on what Ngcobo stated adding that he would make comments only when her assertion are based on true reports. He then asked that they stick to the topic.
Upon hearing this, the EFF members became furious and met with the SABC management and requested that Ngcobo be fired.
Not that alone, the party members went on to stage a picket at the Durban studio but SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago refused to respond to queries.
Meanwhile, Ngcobo who instead was given a one-week suspension which ended on Friday, returned to air on Monday and was asked to apologize to Malema and the EFF live on air during Friday’s breakfast show.
Provincial EFF chairperson Vukani Ndlovu however, claimed not to have seen any feedback from the SABC and would comment once he had got something official.
Meanwhile, Malema has continued to charge his supporters not to give in to “the political lies” by the ruling ANC and also not to be apologetic about occupying land illegally.
Malema who was speaking to party supporters in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal ordered his supporters to occupy any land they want as the African National Congress (ANC) failed to realise the clause in the Freedom Charter that says South Africans can decide where they want to stay.
According to him also, once blacks have been declared rightful owners of the land, the party will decide how much percentage to give white people who have naturalized.