SABC 8 to appeal dismissals in Concourt


Johannesburg, 4 July 2016 - Hlaudi Motsoenengs troubles look set to intensify. Theres talk of more legal action, as well as calls for a task team and the Public Protector to investigate the SABC COO.

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for the SABC 8 say they will launch an urgent application with the Constitutional Court over the dismissals.

They say the broadcaster&39;s decision to dismiss the journalists is unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid.

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They want the dismissals set aside, pending an earlier Constitutional Court challenge of the broadcaster&39;s editorial policy.

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Seven of the journalists were dismissed for speaking out against censorship and the policy.

Vuyo Mvoko has since stated on Wednesday that his contract has not been terminated but is not currently earning a salary until the matter is resolved.




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