Protesters sing ‘Hlaudi back to school’ at picket against SABC censorship

20 June 2016 - 14:08 By Taschica Pillay

A small group of picketers from the Right2Know campaign gathered outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) studios in Durban on Monday‚ calling for the resignation of chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.About 12 people bearing placards voiced their protest about the SABC's decision that it would not cover any violent protests on television or radio.Some of the placards read "SABC not an ANC mouthpiece but a public broadcaster"‚ "SABC COO must go" and "Apartheid Censorship in 2016".The group of peaceful protesters said the SABC's decision was tantamount to censorship.Provincial coordinator for Right2Know Thabane Miya said they will picket every week until the decision was rescinded.Miya said: "We want to bring back the public confidence in the public broadcaster."The SABC also canned a media programme The Editors and the airing of newspaper headlines from around the country."This is censorship. People must decide what they want to see. They shouldn't be dictated to‚ "said Miya.Protesters sang "Hlaudi back to school" outside the office of the SABC studio. – TMG Digital

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