SABC broke promise over coverage - EFF

2014-07-26 17:07

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Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters accused the SABC of withdrawing its promise to provide live coverage of the party's one-year anniversary in Soweto on Saturday.

"The SABC had confirmed that it will cover the EFF anniversary rally live on the 24-hour news channel as well as on an SABC free channel," national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

He accused the SABC of pulling out at the "11th hour".

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said he was not aware of the matter.

"I was not aware that we were going to do any live coverage of [the event]."

Ndlozi said it seemed the broadcaster was only committed to events held by the African National Congress.

"The SABC is supposed to be a public broadcaster, and serve the interests of the entire citizenry equitably," he said.

"Its major programs only cater for the ruling party."

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