East Coast Radio producer sacked

2016-02-10 16:26


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – Popular KwaZulu-Natal station East Coast Radio has sacked its producer and columnist Kevin Minter-Brown. 

The veteran Durban radio producer found himself in hot water over an "insensitive" Facebook post commenting on the death of two cyclists at the weekend.

In a statement ECR said: “In light of the insensitive and offensive comments made by contractor, Kevin Minter-Brown, on his personal Facebook page following the tragic deaths of two cyclists on the M4 Ruth First Highway on February 7 2016, East Coast Radio has taken the decision to terminate Minter-Brown’s contract with immediate effect.

“This is a difficult time for the family and friends of cyclists, Jared Dwyer and Richard da Silva, and East Coast Radio would like to humbly apologise for Minter-Brown’s callous remarks.”

The East Coast Radio jock and Sunday Tribune columnist posted a comment in jest on Monday, suggesting that a running club be started on the N3, after it emerged that cycling on the M4, the scene of the weekend tragedy, was in fact illegal.

Da Silva and Dwyer were hit by an allegedly drunk driver while on a training ride on Sunday morning.

"I'm thinking of starting a running club… I know there's plenty of other roads, but I think if there is an opportunity to put us directly in harms way, then why not?[sic]" Minter-Brown said.

He removed the post shortly afterwards and apologised.

Read more on:    durban  |  media

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.