Scary motive

ONE must feel for Walter Mokoena, or whoever will replace him, should the SABC go the whole hog and sack him for the sacrilegious act of proffering an opinion about the Bafana Bafana coach and captain.

ONE must feel for Walter Mokoena, or whoever will replace him, should the SABC go the whole hog and sack him for the sacrilegious act of proffering an opinion about the Bafana Bafana coach and captain.

The colourful SABC sports anchor is twiddling his thumbs after the powers-that-be at Auckland Park took umbrage at his belief that Joel Santana and skipper Aaron Mokoena must be sacked.

It is besides the point whether Mokoena's sentiments are wise or foolish. We disagree with the SABC that his job as anchor should not be more than that of a master of ceremonies at a high school debate. Some knowledge and opinion of the subject matter should be a prerequisite for anyone who anchors any sports show.

There might have been reason to suspend or fire the guy, but to do so for expressing an opinion is not only silly, it is scary.

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