Bell Pottinger appeal against racial hatred finding to be discussed

The DA approached the PRCA in London with evidence against Bell Pottinger that it attempted to sow racial hatred in South Africa while working with the Gupta-run Oakbay.

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JOHANNESBURG - An appeal by UK PR company Bell Pottinger against a finding that it attempted to sow racial hatred in South Africa is set to be discussed in London on Monday.

This follows the resignation of CEO James Henderson at the weekend.

Britain's Financial Times confirmed that Henderson quit following a finding by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).

Bell Pottinger had been working for the controversial Guptas family.

The Financial Times says Henderson stepped down, admitting to the BBC that Bell Pottinger had been naïve when dealing with the matter.

The Democratic Alliance approached the PRCA in London with evidence against Bell Pottinger.

It told the association that the agency had driven a specific agenda while working with the Gupta-run Oakbay.

As a result, the PRCA ruled against the PR agency.

Last week, however, Bell Pottinger appealed the ruling.

A decision is expected on Tuesday.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)