WATCHING BBC’s Breakfast on Saturday (July 17) I was astonished that there was not a single reference to the continuing civil unrest in South Africa, where some 25,000 troop have been deployed to tackle the mobs who have been rampaging through the streets damaging property and murdering scores of people.

Plenty of coverage, of course, of the catastrophic flooding in German, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

In fact too much to be honest – especially when padded out by the BBC’s Inquisitors-in-Chief, Stayt and Munchetty, interrogating local people, most of them distressed, and asking inane questions.

I can only assume that as far as the BBC is concerned, South Africa doesn’t exist any more.


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