SABC News to be broadcasted in English only

By Drum Digital
01 April 2015

As from today (1 April) the bulletins are going to be in English

SABC News (DStv 404) channel is officially an English TV broadcaster, reports News24.

and the non-English anchors have said their good-byes.

At the end of the bulletin co-anchor Louise van Wingerden said: “This was then the very last Afrikaans TV bulletin on the SABC’s 24-hour news service. We also wish to thank our English speaking viewers for their wonderful support. The very successful format of this bulletin will be applied to the Afrikaans news on SABC2.”

They removed bulletins on the SABC News channel in Xhosa, Sotho, Zulu, Siswati, isiNdebele Tsonga and Venda also saw their last bulletins on the channel on Tuesday before SABC News became an English news channel only from midnight.

Kaizer Kaganyago's phone when unanswered, when Drum called to find out what was the reason behind the decision.

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