Mahikeng - A group of SABC's radio station Motsweding FM listeners marched to the public broadcaster in Mahikeng on Thursday, demanding the renewal of presenters' contracts.
Listeners complained that the station was no longer preserving and respecting Setswana as its sole mandatory broadcasting language.
Makhuduga Mosenogi, the spokesperson of the Oupa Matla Foundation which co-ordinated the march said they wanted the contracts of presenters, Alpheus Keonyaditswe, Goitsemodimo Seleka, Peter Manzana, Stella Sebalo, Will Tiro, Essence Moumakwe and Refilwe Madisa to be renewed with immediate effect and they should resume their duties on April 1.
She said station manager, Katlego Mokhele, recruits non-Setswana speaking presenters with the pretence of addressing dialects.
"Setswana is an official language as per South African Constitution, therefore there is no need for him to compete with community radio stations," Mokhele said.