Unease over state of SABC


Journalists are expected to picket outside the SABCs Auckland Park offices on Friday morning.

JOHANNESBURG - A judicial commission of inquiry is needed to look into the SABC.

That&39;s the call to the president, from eight prominent foundations.

Signatories to the initiative include the Chief Albert Luthuli, the Desmond and Leah Tutu, Robert Sobukwe, Helen Suzman, FW de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki foundations.

In a strongly worded statement, the groups expressed concern at recent events at the public broadcaster.

They say they&39;re worried that adverse findings by the Public Protector and the courts are being ignored by the COO and the Communications Minister.

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They say Hlaudi Motsoeneng&39;s censoring of some news stifles open debate, and threatens democracy.

They&39;re also concerned that other public institutions are experiencing similar governance breaches and leadership failures.

READ: SABC would be better off without Hlaudi, says Matthews


Statement of the Foundations’ Initiative on the Sabc by eNCA.com on Scribd


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