television and radio coverage of former president Thabo Mbeki.
the public broadcaster in the name of the government led by Thabo Mbeki,”
spokesperson Patrick Craven said.
“If it is true that the same practices are now
being used against him, Cosatu will oppose them just as strongly.”
democracy if the SABC can suppress coverage of individuals or organisations that
governments disagree with.”
of senior news executives that Mbeki’s appearance on SABC television undermined
ANC leader President Jacob Zuma.
any interviews with Mbeki or items about him.
of all South Africans and never become the mouthpiece of a faction,” adding that
the federation had noted the SABC’s subsequent denial of the charge.
disturbing stories of similar examples of political pressure being exerted on
abide by the country’s Constitution and insist that its officials open up the
airwaves to all citizens and organisations of South Africa.”