Press Statement: SABC says it will no longer broadcast public protests (27.05.2016)

SABC 27.05.2016

The DA is in the process of considering its legal options following the announcement by the COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, that the public broadcaster will no longer air footage of service delivery protests.

The reason Motsoeneng is allowed to make this absurd decision is as a result of the new SABC editorial policy approved in secret by Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, and the SABC Board in February this year.

The policy gives total control of all the SABC’s programming and news content to the SABC COO who is also a political appointee.