Kaya FM fined R5000

By Drum Digital
27 May 2013

Kaya FM has been fined with R5000 by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) after breakfast show host Bob Mabena used the word "coolie" in its morning breakfast show.

During the show Mabena asked newsreader Mpho Raphata what she was doing. She responded she was “writing something for Kuli”, referring to Roberts.

Bob Mabena responded with: “Are you writing for a Kuli?”

The complaints commision ruled that Mabena's use of the word did not amount to hate speech because other presenters had disapproved, saving it from such a finding.

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