While the national broadcaster is tight-lipped about the exact circumstances around the suspension of three employees, but all of them were served their papers shortly after speaking out against the SABC’s new censorship laws.
The national broadcaster’s dear leader doesn’t believe in competition and adds that employees from the country’s other broadcasters are, in fact, coming to work for the SABC.
Yeah that’s right folks… the national broadcaster is being shown the ropes by a nation that has censored everything from Google to Facebook and who executes civilians for speaking out against the state…
Following protests outside the SABC’s offices in KZN, the Right2Know campaign called on South Africans to “stand up and claim the public broadcaster as their own.”
The national broadcaster’s supreme leader has vowed to show more local royal families and events as part of his good news censorship drive.
They’ve targeted everyone from presidents to the Islamic State, but it’s the SABC that now finds itself at the mercy of the Anonymous hacktivists.
The Democratic Alliance claims to have been informed that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng now also bans the reading of newspaper headlines on all radio stations that fall under the national broadcaster.
Back in March 2015 two men robbed an SABC news crew while the cameras were rolling and now it’s come back to bite them in the backside.
According to the national broadcaster’s COO, only 10% of South Africans are unhappy with the SABC’s “improved” news coverage.
So the national broadcaster’s excuse for censoring the ANC’s political opposition is that it first had to make sure that the official opposition (on all political fronts as well as in parliament) was, in fact, a political party.
One week and two instances of censorship on behalf of the SABC, with the taxpayer-funded national broadcaster yet again refusing to air a DA TV ad.
The broadcaster’s R7.5 million choir performed the song, praising COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, on this morning’s News and Motsoeneng wants to make it a regular occurrence before viewing starts.
Censorship state ahoy!
The national broadcaster’s in-house choir is costing the taxpayer millions and they’ve requested millions more for this financial year.
The Western Cape High Court originally ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC COO by communications minister Faith Muthambi was irrational, and has now upheld that ruling.
When it was first released the SABC promptly banned the ANC Ayisafani advertisement; but even after an appeal, the ad has remained barred from television since.
So the SABC’s COO, who gave himself three raises in one year and who lied about passing matric believes that the national broadcaster shouldn’t be expected to turn a profit… how so?
While el presidente isn’t exactly the country’s sweetheart, there’s no doubt about the influence he is able to exert through the media outlets that remain fiercely loyal to him and the ANC.
The SABC show On the Record was reportedly cancelled after its host intended to talk about state capture on the live TV show.
So the state-owned broadcaster that runs on taxpayer’s money for the most part has decided to ban members of the public from calling in to radio shows; because people are being too critical of the ANC.
It was kinda like seeing a kid in a candy store, but without any parental supervision or any form of discipline… thankfully it looks like Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reign of corruption, nepotism and wasteful expenditure has come to an end.
The SABC ran at a loss of over R365 million in the last year, yet COO Motsoeneng pushed his own salary up to R3.7 million, more than what the president earns.
The same man who believes that the media should be regulated and whose own appointment as chief operations officer of the national broadcaster has been questioned; now thinks that reporting on crime in SA inspires more crime.