Cape Town - Three more of the journalists commonly referred to as the #SABC8 were fired from the public broadcaster on Tuesday
SABC economics editor Thandeka Gqubule, Special Assignment executive producer Busisiwe Ntuli and SABC parliamentary correspondent Lukhanyo Calata on Tuesday became the latest journalists to be fired from the public broadcaster in apparent reprisal for opposing editorial policy.
This follows Monday’s sacking of SAfm current affairs executive producer Krivani Pillay, RSG executive editor Foeta Krige, senior investigative journalist Jacques Steenkamp and senior journalist Suna Venter.
Vuyo Mvoko, the most senior member of the #SABC8, is still awaiting his fate.
The SABC journalists have been fired for speaking out against the policy guidelines laid down by contested chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, that have been widely denounced as censorship reminiscent of the apartheid regime.