Media Monitoring Africa has taken a look at the spat between businessman Robert Gumede and the Mail and Guardian newspaper – or more specifically the role played by the public service broadcaster in the row and whether SABC has taken sides.

According to the analysis “The SABC has managed to aggravate the situation by refusing to be publicly accountable and instead adopting a ‘secret’ and ‘defensive’ stance.”

MMA maintains that an SABC report on the issue “positively biased Mr Gumede thereby contravening the SABC’s mandate, core editorial policies as well as general standard of reporting.”

Read the analysis