ANN7 owner Mzwanele Manyi says the channel is getting a makeover to break with its Gupta-linked past.
Manyi said that in an effort to save 500 jobs, he wanted to clarify that he no longer owed the Guptas any money, and they were no longer a part of the television station and newspaper.
Despite earlier claims that four ANN7 officials were detained, home affairs now says this is not true.
A source at the news channel said the three Indian journalists were leaving for home after work when they were detained.
Staff members say they “have never seen something like that before”.
A company with such a rotten history [such as Naspers] should understand that companies can renew and repurpose themselves and break away from what they were initially designed to be.
"Why not have a black television broadcasting corporation that talks about black news?"
ANN7 served as a front to defraud the state, EFF says.
The ANC Chief Whip has submitted a complaint to the BCCSA against ANN7 following coverage he claims was "defamatory" and "staged".
Mthembu says he will report ANN7 to the BCCSA while the broadcaster's owner, Mzwanele Manyi, apologised immediately.