SACP slams SABC 'apartheid style censorship policy'

The South Africa Communist Party (SACP) has joined the chorus in calling for the litany of problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to be addressed.

The tripartite labour union held a picket outside the embattled broadcaster's Auckland Park offices on Wednesday.

The public broadcaster has come under increased criticism over unstable board management, leadership shortfalls, repressive editorial policies and the purging of individuals of opposing views under COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's watch.

Earlier this week, ANC heavy weights, Jackson Mthembu and Zizi Kodwa, changed their tune on their position regarding the SABC, calling for a probe into the organisation and calling Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, to account for the recent developments.

702's John Robbie spoke to the labour union's spokesperson, Alex Mashilo, about their position on the matter.

Listen to the interview below:

We picketed yesterday in protest against the apartheid style censorship policy adopted by the SABC with decree. There was no consultation when that policy was imposed.

Alex Mashilo, SACP Spokespoerson

The SABC is a public broadcaster and not a private organisation.

Alex Mashilo, SACP Spokesperson

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