The Democratic Alliance today commended the
prompt action by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to
investigate SABC’s last minute cancellation of a live political discussion on
the ANC’s Mangaung conference.
ICASA has since requested that the public
broadcaster provides the facts surrounding the incident.
DA’s Shadow Minister of Communications
Marian Shinn adds that they call on ICASSA to release the details
regarding the scope of their investigation and exactly what they will aim to
investigate, and depending what they release, we may submit our own complaint,
should anything have been omitted.
Shin It is clear that under the leadership of Mr Motsoeneng, the SABC has become the
custodian of President Jacob Zuma’s reputation and formidable protector of his
As such the SABC has made every
attempt at curbing robust discussion about the ANC’s upcoming Mangaung elective
conference lest the President be exposed to any form of criticism which clearly
he cannot seem to take on or process in any constructive way.
The only chance the SABC has to reclaim its
role and reputation as a credible public broadcaster is through this newest
investigation by ICASA which will surely shed light on those responsible for
compromising its editorial independence by offering political patronage to
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