SABC journalists in Joburg ‘locked in’ building

2016-07-01 12:07
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SA journalists protest for media freedom

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Johannesburg – Journalists at the SABC’s head office in Johannesburg were reportedly locked in the building, and prevented from joining a protest outside in support of journalist’s rights.

Karima Brown of the Independent group said the journalists were locked inside the building in Auckland Park, after expressing a desire to join the protest.

“We’ve just received word that they have been locked inside. We need to stay here and demand that they let them out and join us,” Brown told News24’s Mpho Raborife in Johannesburg.

According to various reports on Twitter, the disciplinary proceedings for a second set of three suspended SABC journalists was suspended abruptly on Friday, amid protest action in both Cape Town and Johannesburg over their charges.

Zwelinzima Vavi, who is at the protest in Johannesburg, said COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng called the urgent meeting at the Johannesburg head office before he could fly off to the Durban July.

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