Parliament - Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications on Wednesday expressed deep concern at developments at the SABC and urged the public broadcaster to respect an interim court order issued earlier by the Pretoria High Court against its ban on footage of violent protests.
The committee said it would use a meeting in August to question Communications Minister Faith Muthambi about the state of the public broadcaster.
“The portfolio committee on communications is deeply concerned by developments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as reported in the media. This after the Committee has heard that SABC has dismissed eight of its journalists,” a statement from the committee read.
Committee chairman Humphrey Maxegwana said the recent dismissal of eight SABC journalists, in apparent reprisal for questioning editorial policy, was cause for concern, as was the outcry over a number of developments at the company.