Azapo lashes out at SABC coverage

2011-05-19 07:02

Pretoria - Azapo on Wednesday called on all South Africans to boycott paying for their television licenses, accusing the SABC of "unfair and unequal" coverage of various political parties.

As South Africans went to the polls in the local government elections, the Azanian People's Organisation's (Azapo) youth president Amukelani Ngobeni complained that the SABC was giving prevalence to the ANC.

Azapo was being ignored as if it did not exist, he said.

The SABC's statement that it had given fair and equal coverage to all parties' election campaigns was "rubbish", said Ngobeni.

"We've invited them to rallies and they did not show face. When they covered it, it was only shown on TV for about 30 seconds so it's not true that there was fair coverage," he said.

He said by the look of things, some senior ANC officials "literally sleep with cameras" in their homes.

"Local government elections are like a marathon.... We can't have a national broadcaster that is an election tool and then expect us to pay for our TV licences. They are giving the ANC an advantage."

  • Blip - 2011-05-19 07:21

    You could fit the whole of Azapo into an old-style phone booth. Irrelevant fly-speck of a party.

  • Ryan Godfrey - 2011-05-19 08:16

    Maybe Azapo should do things that are more news worthy instead of just coming out of the rock when its election time.

  • Ryan Godfrey - 2011-05-19 08:17

    Maybe Azapo should do things that are more news worthy instead of just coming out of the rock when its election time.

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 09:21

    At least next time asks why I don't pay my TV license, I can say "it's on order of AZAPO"... LOL I'm all for boycotting TV licenses but not in their name.

  • Fred - 2011-05-19 09:53

    Does this bunch of wankers still exist.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 10:40

      Apparently... was a shock to me too

      Buzzbar - 2011-05-19 12:23

      All 6 of them

  • HCrouse - 2011-05-19 10:50

    Who the hell are Azapo again?

      Dean - 2011-05-19 11:34

      Dunno...Fred seems to think they are wankers, but that would imply they have something between their legs. Not so sure about that!

      HCrouse - 2011-05-19 11:55

      If I remember correctly, their main platform was to change the name of the country to Azania. I wasn't really against that, except "South Africa" really helps people to find it on a map. I think they also wanted to kill all the whites or something equally intelligent.

      keithy - 2011-05-19 15:42

      They are someone we used to sing about when we were in the army....not sure actually........cant be too important anyway. Hang on, they were buddies with the ANC. I wonder what happened? Who gives a @#$%

      Mundu - 2011-05-19 16:35

      I dunno either, but they have a point. I say stop paying your TV licence. I did back in 1997.

  • ShabirS - 2011-05-19 13:20

    I will not take that chance of not paying my TV license, and have unneccessary charges billed on my account

      Mundu - 2011-05-19 16:37

      Chicken. Put a big fence up and get a large vicious dog. TV inspector problem solved.

  • matla - 2011-05-19 14:32

    AZAPO even if you owned SABC , you will not get more tha 1% your ideas and ideals are obsolete, JOIN THE A N CCCCCCCCCCC

      keithy - 2011-05-19 15:43

      YES....then you can boycott toilets........and important things like that

      regularguy - 2011-05-19 15:59

      Well at least the SABC/ANC national broadcaster cannot be acused of being rassists. No because black on black rasism is totaly normal if you are NOT an ANC supporter...

  • Mabhulwana - 2011-05-19 17:32

    I did notice that every time i turned on the news there was an ANC leader doing or saying something. This is one advantage of being the party in government. The problem with AZAPO and others on the Left of the political spectrum is that the ideas that used to exclusively belong to them now are catered for inside the ANC. Where is Mr Mosibudi Mangena, AZAPOs' former president. At least he had some visibility as minister of science and technology. AZAPO must either fold up or become a regional party.

  • Nunya - 2011-05-20 08:47

    Azapo was being ignored as if it did not exist, he said....who in the hell is AZAPO?????

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