Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDM President
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked and offended by eNCA’s style of running its programming in the run-up to the 8th of May elections.
We were invited to a party panel discussion to unpack our manifesto, on the 2nd of May, just to be unceremoniously disinvited, because only the “three big parties” will be given an opportunity to participate.
The political playing field is level at this point in time, there cannot be so-called big or small political parties as we are all competing as equals in this election race.
Also, an anonymous source informed us that the producer of the show had been removed and that the new producer is a Democratic Alliance sympathiser. Is eNCA slip showing?
We believe that eNCA is a biased broadcaster that is not serious about promoting multi-party democracy in South Africa.
The UDM will lodge a complaint with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.
Ms Thandi Nontenja
UDM National Treasurer