SABC journalists to face internal charges

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File: The SABC has denied that there was any ulterior motive to canning the Sunday morning show, The Editors.

JOHANNESBURG - Three senior SABC journalists have been charged internally for voicing concerns with the public broadcaster&39;s editorial policy.

SAfm Current Affairs executive producer Krivani Pillay, Special Assignment executive producer Busisiwe Ntuli and senior investigative reporter Jacques Steenkamp wrote a letter to SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, saying recent editorial decisions amount to censorship.

This follows the suspension of economics editor Thandeka Gqubule, RSG executive producer Foeta Krige and senior journalist Suna Venter last week.

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Sanef said in a statement that the three were suspended for disagreeing with an instruction during a diary conference not to cover the Right2Know (R2K) campaign’s protest against censorship at the public broadcaster.

Motsoeneng denies allegations of censorship.

SABC Acting Group CEO Jimi Matthews resigned on Monday.

Matthews wrote a letter, saying the prevailing "corrosive atmosphere" at the broadcaster had had a negative impact on his moral judgment.

Trade union Solidarity gave the SABC until noon to reinstate the three suspended senior journalists.