05 July 2016 - Chairperson of the ANC NEC Sub-Committee on Communications, Jackson Mthembu addressed media on press freedoms and recent developments at the SABC.
- Editor&39;s note: This live stream event has now ended. You may watch a full recording of proceedings in the gallery above.
JOHANNESBURG - The chairperson of the ANC NEC sub-committee on communications, Jackson Mthembu, is addressing the media on press freedoms and recent developments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
This comes after media activists called for SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng to step down and for the SABC’s editorial policy to be reviewed.
Motsoeneng’s troubles look set to intensify after ANC deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte added her voice to growing calls to investigate the SABC COO.
She said the party demands an examination of the newsroom.
On Monday, journalist Lukhanyo Calata was told of internal charges he faces for contravening company rules. He&39;s been outspoken about censorship at the public broadcaster.
Mthembu: Did ban follow due process? We had not been consulted as governing party. The public participation process was not followed SABC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) July 5, 2016
Mthembu: If you put a ban on the footage or coverage of what has been burnt you are in conflict with the constitution. SABC SABCANC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) July 5, 2016
Mthemnu: We are not in support of any censorship.In our view that is contravention of our constitution SABC SABCANC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) July 5, 2016
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