Mampara of the week: Lumka Oliphant

21 January 2018 - 00:00 By HOGARTH

This former scribe seems to have forgotten everything she was taught in the newsrooms she worked in.
If she remembered, she would not have nearly cost the taxpayer over R140 000 for a TV interview with her boss, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, that any media house — including the SABC —would have gladly done for free.
The only thing worse than Lumka’s decision to pay for Dlamini to appear on Anele Mdoda’s show on SABC3 is that she is defending it by, among other things, saying shewanted to prove to the public that her minister did not drink alcohol.
Surely if you have to spend so much money just to convince the public that Dlamini’s lips have norelationship with whisky or any other alcoholic beverage, you know you are failing in your job as her PR person.

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