Johannesburg - The Independent Communications Authority
of SA (Icasa) will rule on a complaint by the DA against the SABC on Monday,
the organisation said.
"The ruling would be made before the end of business
today [Monday]," Icasa spokesperson Paseka Maleka said.
He said the DA laid a complaint on Saturday, and the SABC
responded to Icasa on Sunday night.
"The SABC's response was forwarded to the DA, which
in turn sent through its response," Maleka said.
The SABC pulled the DA's "Ayisafani" advert
The public broadcaster informed the party that the
corporation would not be able to broadcast the advert on radio and television
as it incited violence.
The advert in question shows the DA's Gauteng premier
candidate and spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane, standing in front of a mirror talking
about the current state of the country.
He says life today is better than it was 20 years ago and
gives credit to great leaders who he believes have taken the country forward.
"But since 2008 we've seen President Jacob Zuma's ANC.
An ANC that is corrupt. An ANC for the connected few. An ANC that is taking us
backwards. An ANC where more than 1.4 million people have lost jobs."
Maimane then asks Zuma where the jobs are.
He continues to speak about news events such as police
brutality and the R246m upgrade to Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in
The advert ends with Maimane saying: "Together we
can bring hope, allow an environment that creates jobs. Together we can bring
change for all South Africans."
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