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Herbst: The rise and rise of Hlaudi Motsoeneng – 'Insulting the struggle'

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Former TV jounalist Ed Herbst. (biznews.com)
Former TV jounalist Ed Herbst. (biznews.com)

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s censorship is bordering on ludicrous. So much so it’s forced Solidarity’s hand – calling it a blatant violation of human rights. The Tshwane protests are instead replaced by pictures of the beautiful jacarandas of Pretoria, while radio shows with outside editors have been banned. They’ve gone as far as banning call-ins, fearful of what may be said on the phone lines. All in an attempt to protect the party that’s paying the bills. The man at the centre of the storm is Hlaudi Motsoeneng, a product of the ANC, so it shouldn’t really surprise anyone. c It’s a bumpy ride and another fascinating contribution. – Stuart Lowman

By Ed Herbst*

“Motsoeneng is a product of the ANC. He‘s serving the party, delivering only good news to the public. All this is happening in defiance of Madonsela’s recommendations. This can only mean that the ANC does not respect the Office of the Public Protector. If they did, they would not only be embarrassed by Motsoeneng, but would have fired him long ago.” Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate professor of political science at the University of Johannesburg 18/6/2016

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