Jimmy Manyi, the government spokesman, said yesterday he will take control of the state's R1-billion advertising budget - and where he spends the money will depend in part on how well the media "tell the truth" about service delivery.
Jimmy Manyi says he will spend the government's advertising budget based on how well media publications report on government service delivery according to Time's Live article.
He said the plan was not designed to penalise critical mainstream news media, but that placement would be influenced by the extent to which they carried the government's message.
Many companies work this way but man you don't come out and say something like this as a government spokesperson.
It's surprising that government have given Manyi a platform to speak from. Surely there is someone more tactful and less divisive for the job?