'I fear for my life, I cannot keep quiet' - SABC head of news says CEO pushed her to interview Ramaphosa

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The head of news, Phathiswa Magopeni, penned a grievance letter after the SABC decided to institute disciplinary action against her.   (Facebook/Netwerk24)
The head of news, Phathiswa Magopeni, penned a grievance letter after the SABC decided to institute disciplinary action against her. (Facebook/Netwerk24)

The SABC's Group chief executive officer, Madoda Mxakwe, and the board chair, Bongumusa Makhathini, have been accused of editorial interference after allegedly attempting to force SABC News to cover an interview with ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as the Zulu king fallout story.

The allegations were contained in a complaint letter to the SABC board by the head of news, Phathiswa Magopeni, this week.

Magopeni penned the grievance letter after the SABC decided to institute disciplinary action against her for alleged negligence and bringing the public broadcaster into disrepute.

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