Thursday, 4 April 2013
DSTV Airs Mandela’s Obituary Accidentally
platform mistakenly aired an "obituary" of Remembering Madiba Nlson
Mandela who is still very much alive.
And now the TV channel is profusely apologising for the "technical error".
Read the apology after the cut
"Like any international broadcaster, Universal Networks holds
obituaries ready for every major statesman in the world," says
Universal Networks International which programmes the Universal
Channel on DStv.
"Universal Networks wishes to offer a sincere and heartfelt apology
for the airing of such an announcement for Nelson Mandela which was
broadcast last night on the Universal Channel due to a technical error
by our team."
"We unreservedly apologise to the Mandela family, to Universal Channel
viewers and to DStv subscribers for the alarm and offense caused by
this error. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Madiba and his
family for a speedy and full recovery,"says Universal Networks