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SABC censorship: Are we going back to apartheid?

01 July, 03:59 PM

Scores of editors, journalists and members of the public picketed outside the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Friday.

This following the suspension and disciplinary hearings of three journalists at the public broadcaster for speaking against editorial policy changes.

Mostly dressed in black, protesters shouted "Down Hlaudi down" and "No to censorship".

Karima Brown, executive editor at Independent Media, called for COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng to step down.

"We also demand that the SABC respects the court order that says Hlaudi's appointment is irregular. He should not be at the public broadcaster, particularly when we're going to be having the elections,"she said.

Similar protests were held in Durban and Cape Town.

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