Vuyo Mvoko's application against the SABC dismissed

2016-08-05 20:53
Vuyo Mvoko (File, City Press)

Vuyo Mvoko (File, City Press)

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Johannesburg - Vuyo Mvoko has lost his case against the SABC.

The freelance journalist lodged an application to the High Court in Johannesburg to protect his contract and get reinstated, but the application was dismissed on Friday morning, PowerFM reported.

The public broadcaster said in July it would stop scheduling him.

The SABC sacked Mvoko and seven permanent staffers in July for speaking out against censorship at the broadcaster. They were recently presented the Nat Nakasa award for fearless journalism and have all since been reinstated.

The SABC accused Mvoko of bringing the organisation into disrepute when he wrote an opinion piece criticising the SABC’S editorial policy that banned footage of violent protests.

According to PowerFM, Mvoko’s lawyers argued he didn’t criticise the SABC as a whole, but rather, the individuals who issued the directives.

He tweeted that the court would give reasons for the dismissal on August 12, and that he would appeal.

Read more on:    sabc  |  vuyo mvoko  |  johannesburg  |  media freedom

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