SABC silent after canning Vuyo Mvoko's show

Vuyo Mvoko's show ‘On The Record’ was allegedly cancelled after reports he planned to discuss the Guptas.

Senior political journalist Vuyo Mvoko. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has declined to comment on the canning of senior political journalist Vuyo Mvoko's show after reports that he was planning to discuss 'state capture' by the Guptas.

In a Twitter post by the SABC anchor on Thursday, which was the last time he spoke publicly, Mvoko announced to his viewers that his show, On The Record with Vuyo Mvoko, would not be airing that night, or in future.

Questions surrounding the reasons behind the sudden axing of the show, which only began airing in January, have still not been answered.

According to the City Press, there was a heated argument between Mvoko and his bosses over doing a show on state capture by the Guptas.

It says Mvoko spent a considerable amount of time trying to convince his superiors to allow him to do the show.

Last Tuesday, it is reported Mvoko was criticised by SABC bosses for being too harsh in an interview with North West African National Congress (ANC) Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

According to the report, SABC bosses told Mvoko there was no way to cover the Guptas without putting President Jacob Zuma in a bad light.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago refused to comment.