SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu confirmed that Bushiri has sneezed at their invitation as ordered by the BCCSA. "The ruling clearly states that we should afford him his right of reply and he has indicated through his lawyer that he would not like to honour it and we respect his decision," said Momodu.
The SABC will also not accept Bushiri's invitation for a visit to his church, she said.
"There is no follow-up that needs to be done."
Bushiri's lawyer Ntsako Baloyi confirmed that the evangelist rejected the invitation, but he said it was due to his hectic schedule.
The episode between Bushiri and the SABC started in April after Sunday World reported that the police's elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks, were probing the Bible puncher for money laundering. As a follow-up to our story, Morning Live hosted him to discuss the allegations.
Bushiri was not happy with the manner in which he was questioned, a complaint that was dismissed by BCCSA.
He however, became victorious in the second gripe where a guest was invited after him to talk about him and his church.
He complained that he was not given an opportunity to reply to the guest's criticism of him and his church.