Johannesburg - The SABC's last-minute cancellation of a MetroFM discussion on the upcoming ANC national elective conference was widely criticised on Wednesday.
Democratic Alliance communications spokeswoman, MP Marian Shinn, called for SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to be removed from his “news oversight role”.
“While, at this stage, there is no confirmation that he had a direct hand in pulling the MetroFM show at the last minute, he bears the responsibility for the news operation and its current trend of nurse-maiding the reputation of President Jacob Zuma,” Shinn said in a statement.
She criticised Motsoeneng for the SABC's decision to stop using the terms “Nkandlagate” and “compound” when referring to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence, and for not running a Fish and Chip Company advert featuring a cartoon version of Zuma.
Shinn said she would ask the SABC board to remove Motsoeneng.