Watch: SA news anchor mocks education minister’s English

 ·7 Jan 2016

eNCA senior anchor Andrew Barnes has come under fire for mocking Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s pronunciation of English words, live on air.

Barnes made a snide comment after eNCA showed snippets of minister Motshekga’s matric results speech.

Barnes said: “Maybe someone should have a word with the Basic Education minister about how to pronounce the word ‘epitome’.”

The journalist sparked outcry on social media site Twitter. He later used the medium to apologise, from his personal account.

“My heartfelt apologies for the hurtful comment I made about the Education Minister’s English today. You all expect more of me. I’m sorry.”

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