Every breaking day comes with complicated and frightening news about the much speculated Gupta capture of strategic State concerns. In a strong revealing reaction, the ANC spokeman ZIzi Kodwa set twitter agog after he tweeted‚ in response to a “breaking news” story by the broadcaster on Tuesday afternoon‚ “you will never capture ANC through lies and deception”.

The news channel broadcast a story‚ based on an anonymous “ANC source”‚ claiming that Kodwa’s recent statements about returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was “not authorised by ANC structures”.

The media firm ANN7 then appeared to discredit Kodwa‚ suggesting that his statement was “not authorised”. “Kodwa’s statement on Molefe rejected by ANC officials: ANN7 sources‚” said their video headline.

Kodwa’s response was retweeted more than 800 times and spawned a barrage of memes.

ANN7 appears to have subsequently deleted a tweet‚ promoting the story. “This video is unavailable‚” is all the broadcaster’s site said on Wednesday.

It’s not the first time Kodwa and the television channel have bumped heads. Earlier this month he released a statement in reaction to a story citing a source who claimed that President Jacob Zuma was “pushed” to attend Cosatu’s May Day rally where he was booed.

According to him  reporting of this nature he said‚ was “habitual and typical of ANN7 – devoid of truth‚ divisive and designed to create an illusion of some ‘ANC insider’ status for the channel”.