SANandos terminates sponsorship of Gareth Cliff’s show
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Fast food company Nandos has terminated its sponsorship of a segment on Gareth Cliff’s online programme, Cliff Central, after it says he failed to allow open debate.
Nandos says in a statement that Cliff spoke over One SA Movement’s Mudzuli Rakhivhane in The Burning Platform episode on Thursday.
Rakhivhane was speaking about her experience of racism when Cliff spoke over her.
Nandos says the incident is highly disappointing and has urged Cliff to urgently address the matter with his audience.
Nandos says the termination of their sponsorship of the Burning Platform is with immediate effect.
When they try to talk over you and tell you that your experiences as a black woman in South Africa do not matter???????. Racism is structural and even operates at a municipal level. The literal definition of black lives don’t matter. ?? pic.twitter.com/i2KcVzjcCd— Mudzuli Rakhivhane (@mudzy_r) October 22, 2021
We know that you know what happened in the exchange between the panelists on The Burning Platform on 21st October 2021. We are a proudly South African brand that takes the right to freedom of speech very seriously. [1/2]— NandosSA (@NandosSA) October 22, 2021