ANC: SABC biased in favour of Cope

2008-11-19 00:00

THE African National Congress (ANC) has criticised the SABC for allegedly suspending a television journalist, Thulani Msimang, who failed to cover a Congress of the People (Cope) meeting in Verulam last week.

“Our preliminary investigations indicate that there was no scheduled coverage for the event and that the suspension may be mischievous and unwarranted. This strengthens our belief that the SABC may have developed bias in favour of the Cope, even going to the extent of covering every little event that they stage,” said ANC provincial secretary Senzo Mchunu.

He called on the public broadcaster not to fire Msimang.

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said SABC management was not happy that Msimang had decided not to cover the event, which had been assigned to him. Msimang was not available for comment yesterday.

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