Johannesburg - The sound of vuvuzelas rang through the crisp winter air on Thursday as scores of people picketed while waiting for a decision to be made over alleged censorship at the SABC.
The group had hoped that a verdict would be reached by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) rendering the public broadcaster’s decision to ban the airing of visuals of violent protests invalid.
But by 6pm, officials were still stuck in a meeting and no decision had yet been made.
Among those who were picketing outside Icasa’s Joburg offices was former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, social activist Yusuf Abramjee, as well as members of the Right2Know (R2K) campaign and the SOS Coalition.
Icasa employees, who have been striking since Monday over alleged salary discrepancies, restructuring policies and other issues, also joined the picket.