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Shahan Ramkissoon Responds To Criticism

eNCA news journalist Shahan Ramkissoon responds to criticism levelled against him by Kiru Naidoo and KwaZulu Natal premier Sihle Zikalala. Ramkissoon’s controversial interview has had South Africans talking for the past month, this after he questioned the Zikalala over a series of incidents that plague his administration.

Last week Friday the premier had, at a virtual gathering hosted by the South African National Editors Forum, revealed that he felt discriminated during his interaction with Ramkissoon. An open letter by Kiru Naidoo had then sparked vicious debate after he called on Ramkissoon to apologize to the premier for what he deemed racist conduct. Naidoo described Shahan Ramkissoon’s conduct as “demeaning tinged with racism.” He further adds that “People of Indian origin, in particular, are both victims and perpetrators of racism – overt, covert, conscious and criminal.”

Now on Thursday, Ramkissoon took to his social media handles to reveal that he will be addressing the allegations. Shahan Ramkissoon has stated that he will not apologise for holding politicians accountable. He responds to comments from KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala and author, Kiru Naidoo.

You can read Kiru Naidoo’s full letter here

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