Report death threats, SABC witnesses told

2016-12-14 20:07
SABC journalist Lukhanyo Calata protests for journalist's rights outside the SABC offices in Cape Town. (File, Paul Herman, News24)

SABC journalist Lukhanyo Calata protests for journalist's rights outside the SABC offices in Cape Town. (File, Paul Herman, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – Members of the "SABC 8" have been advised by Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the broadcaster to go to the police and report death threats they have allegedly been receiving.

This after one of the journalists shared a threatening message they had received with a member of Parliament.

The eight journalists were fired after objecting to censorship at the broadcaster ahead of the August local government elections. All but one were subsequently rehired after they challenged their dismissal in court.

UDM MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa on Wednesday told the committee that he received a copy of the message from one of the journalists who testified in Parliament this week.

"Traitors, protecting your white friends in Parliament who started this, telling lies about your comrades. You are warned...watch the blood flow," it read.

Chairperson Vincent Smith told the committee that he had received communication from the police on Wednesday afternoon.

"Please advise whoever has death threats to report to police immediately and supply us with a case number. We can only act on what has been reported," he said.

Those affected must report the matter urgently so it can be dealt with, Smith said.

Read more on:    sabc  |  cape town  |  media

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

We've got tips, advice and how to help your dog

 
 

Paws

Fascinating facts about dogs
Perfectly captured cat snapchats!
Out with the old dog, in with the new
Play with your pet when you're not at home
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.