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(Duncan Alfreds, News24)
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Johannesburg - Sanef on Monday said it was appalled by the Western Cape government's call for all provincial departments to stop subscribing to the Cape Times.

"Sanef finds it appalling that the executive committee of the Western Cape government, led by a former journalist, Ms Helen Zille, interferes at this level in the affairs of provincial department heads, who should have the freedom to choose which news mediums they find useful or not," SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela said in a statement.

In a letter to all department heads, director general Bert Gerber issued a directive for the departments not to renew their subscriptions or start subscriptions with the paper.

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