WATCH: SABC to implement internal "Operation Clean-up" - Motsoeneng


Johannesburg, 11 July 2016 - The SABC has called a press briefing to discuss recent issues relating to the state broadcaster.

JOHANNESBURG – SABC board chairperson, Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe has called an "urgent media briefing" to address issues pertaining to the beleaguered state broadcaster.

This follows weeks of turmoil at the SABC over its decision to ban violent protest visuals.

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was expected to meet with ANC top brass in Johannesburg on Monday regarding the SABC.

On Monday afternoon, Icasa announced it had ordered the SABC to lift its ban on broadcasting the protest visuals. This after Media Monitoring Africa and other organisations approached Icasa about SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s broadcast ban of violent footage, which many critics denounced as censorship.




During the state broadcaster&39;s briefing, one attendee staged a short demonstration that disrupted the briefing. He was swiftly escorted out of the room by security.

Motsoeneng later claimed the man was not a reporter, but in fact from the Right2Know campaign. 



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