Axed Cliff brings out the big guns

19 January 2016 - 02:14 By Leonie Wagner

Gareth Cliff has hit back at M-Net, calling the television broadcaster racist and its axing of him "opportunistic". The comment came as the Idols SA judge was set to institute a R25-million claim against the channel after he was fired following social media comments related to the recent racist rants of Penny Sparrow on Facebook.

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