The minister spoke off the record, but somehow the clip found its way to the internet, trending on social media early Thursday.
The private TV in its apology letter to the minister on Thursday, said it has sanctioned its reporters for breach of journalism code of ethics, as the minister had spoken off record with the reporters.
“On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Oak TV made some error in its reporting regarding a conversation with the Minister of Information,” the channel said.
”This is an error which we regret. All team members involved have been sanctioned, and we would do more to tighten our gatekeeping responsibilities.
”We apologise and regret any embarrassment this might have caused the Minister.”